New website launched to get Essex residents healthy

Chelmsford City Council is supporting a countywide project to help get Essex healthy. A new website has been launched for the Livewell Campaign which will see local authorities share and promote public health advice tailored to the needs of the local population.

The website officially launches today, Monday 8 January 2018, and acts as a countywide one stop shop for everything residents need to know about local health initiatives and activities in Essex.

One of the website’s aims is to encourage Essex residents to be more active and to make healthier lifestyle choices for themselves and their families. The website will focus on the issues that are prevalent in the county so that issues affecting the 12 local authority areas can be tackled more effectively.

To celebrate the launch of the website, residents are being encouraged to take part in a number of 21 challenges – a nod to the fact that it takes 21 days to break or create a new habit.

The first part of the 21 challenges is 21 sit up exercises in 21 days and it will run on social media for three weeks and those who take part will be in with the chance to win prizes such as Fusion gym memberships, the new Jamie Oliver cook book and healthy food products.

Councillor Susan Sullivan, Cabinet Member for Safer Communities said: “We really encourage residents to use the website and information about improving health and fitness that we and other local authorities will be sharing. I am sure the Livewell Campaign will help many Chelmsford residents improve their health and wellbeing.”

Residents can find out more information about the Livewell Campaign or 21 challenges on Twitter @livewelllocal, on Facebook @LivewellCampaign or on the website at

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