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Puerto Lumbreras requests to participate in the project 'Active Health' aimed at young people (02/08/2018)

In this line, the municipal consistory organizes and participates in different healthy activities throughout the year, such as the First Popular Night Route Silybum that will take place this Saturday

The City Council of Puerto Lumbreras has just requested to be included in the 'Active Health' action of healthy eating and physical activity within the agreement for the year 2018 between the Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare and the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces for the empowerment of the Spanish Network of Healthy Cities and the local implementation of the strategy of health promotion and prevention.

Within the different priorities established in the call, Puerto Lumbreras welcomes the promotion of physical activity and healthy eating with the development of actions aimed at the young population through adequate nutrition, as prevention to possible health problems such as decreased immune system, alteration of physical and mental development, or increased vulnerability of diseases such as gastrointestinal cancers, heart disease or stroke.

In this way, the Lumbrerense City Council intends to avoid cases of fainting, lack of breakfast, overweight and obesity, caries, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes or osteoporosis, among others.

Among its objectives to achieve it include the promotion of a Mediterranean diet, increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables, contributing to the reduction of the consumption of sugary drinks, and the acquisition of habits related to hygiene and self-care.

Therefore, it also includes the acquisition and consolidation of healthy physical activity habits with sports values ​​and a favorable attitude towards physical activity and sports.

All this would be carried out in the realization of activities such as group workshops to sensitize young people about the consumption of alcohol risk, with the goal of reducing the risk consumption in 70% of the almost one hundred future participants at the end of the three months of training. .

In the feeding part, similarly, the awareness of about 80 young people is planned through workshops on healthy eating, as well as in sports with physical activity.

For its part, the Councilor for Health of the City of Puerto Lumbreras, Andrés López, stressed that the workshops would take place during the last months of this year from "an active, motivating, open and flexible methodology to ensure the participation of the students, feeling protagonist of their learning for what will be essential the important collaboration of the different educational centers of the locality ".

This initiative is framed within many others that from different councils Lumbrerenses are being launched, through the organization and participation of healthy activities throughout the year.

This is the case of the I Popular Night Route Silybum that will take place next Saturday, August 4 in the town, with departure at 9:00 pm from Los Caños.

It is a family tour in which adults, youth and children can participate.

During the tour, about 5 kilometers, it is planned to make a stop to observe the stars, and at the end the participants can enjoy a lemon granita.

All this free of charge with the collaboration of the Department of Sports, and framed in the summer activities program Nogalte Cultural 2018.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Puerto Lumbreras

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