The 2nd annual Health and Well Being Day at RAF Halton was a resounding success.
The exhibition style set up showcased station sections that aim toward promoting a healthy lifestyle. From delicious food samples, courtesy of ESS, to rather chilling awareness information on smoking from the Regional Medical Centre, there was a lot to see. Other outside units included the Bucks Chlamydia Screening Unit, organ donation, prostate cancer and a local complimentary therapy clinic, who gave excellent reflexology tasters.
The PTIs were on form demonstrating their prowess with kettlebells, before conducting a boxercise lesson to show one of the exercise classes available to everyone on Station each day. Made up of the usual lunchtime circuit crowd, the aim of this ‘live’ lesson was to show that circuits aren’t as scary as they may seem and that they are for people at every fitness level.
In ‘Massage Corner’ giving a change to last years luxury massages, PTI’s Cpl Lizzie Jaines and Cpl Dale Wallace focussed on sports massage. Instead of signs of contentment and faces exuding a zen like radiance, patients winced but all emerged at the end of their taster feeling the benefits. Unfortunately for RAF personnel sports injuries and minor niggles are common place, but the PTI’s managed effectively to ease many aches and pains throughout the day.