Relearning healthy habits

Barnet Wellbeing Service’s quarterly public event returns in-person
By Kolsum Jahan, CommUNITY Barnet

Barnet Hospital

Hub Connections, Barnet Wellbeing Service’s quarterly public event bringing residents and service providers together, returns as an in-person meeting this month after two and a half years. 

While this chance to meet in real life is another indicator of us moving out of the pandemic, many of the detrimental effects it had on our health and wellbeing are still pervasive. 

In response to this, our theme for the Hub Connections event on July 14th is ‘Relearning Healthy Habits.’   

Lockdown life profoundly affected our way of living – less exercise, more comfort eating and an increase in alcohol sales – so it’s unsurprising that many of us have slipped from our usual healthy habits.

Experts have been invited from a wide range of organisations for a full afternoon of activities and presentations to guide us through some ways we can return to our healthier selves. 

Hub Connections explores good practices and new ways to enhance and improve our health and wellbeing. Making such lifestyle changes is particularly challenging in the current economic climate, so we’re excited to welcome Chef V, who will show us how to cook healthy food on a budget and use our leftovers creatively. 

Healthy eating goes hand-in-hand with regular exercise and helps us lead a healthy lifestyle. At Hub Connections, we like to get active – and this has been somewhat challenging during our virtual events – so we’re really excited to once again have some dance activities without the constraints of our living rooms. 

There will also be a flower arranging demonstration from The Flower Bank, a zero-waste enterprise creating affordable flower arrangements. Founder Ursula Stone repurposes flowers past their sell-by dates and provides them to people on limited incomes at a low cost.

The benefits of flowers on our health and wellbeing are constantly being discovered, with some shown to lessen worry and stress while others can even improve your sleep.

Returning Hub Connections to a live setting once again allows an opportunity to network with each other and visit the community stalls.  We will also have the regular updates from the Barnet Wellbeing service and partners. So, if you want to make new or rekindle old connections, we would love to see you. 

Please register here if you would like to attend, so we can ensure enough food is available. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Event details:

Date: Thursday, July 14th

Time: 1:00-3:30 PM 

Venue: The Meritage Centre, Church End, London NW4 4JT

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