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18/09/2019

Outdoor Gyms Installed Across Lisburn & Castlereagh

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Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council (LCCC) has partnered with the Public Health Agency to install a number of outdoor gyms across the region.

Four new facilities have been opened in Lisburn and Carryduff Park, Killynure Park and Billy Neill MBE Country Park in Castlereagh. This brings the number of outdoor gyms now in the Lisburn Castlereagh area to 11.

Alderman James Tinsley, Chairman of the council's Leisure & Community Development Committee, said: "We're pleased to be opening these new outdoor gyms. As a council, we're committed to creating places where people of all ages have opportunities to enjoy healthy and active lifestyles. We're delighted to be working in partnership with the PHA to provide first-class outdoor facilities to our communities."

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David Tumilty, Health & Social Wellbeing Improvement Manager for the Public Health Agency, added: "Participation in physical activity is great for both mind and body. Research shows that people who are physically active can reduce their risk of developing chronic conditions including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer and respiratory conditions. It can also improve sleep, help maintain a healthy weight and reduce stress and anxiety. Outdoor gyms, such as these, are a great way to get active. They are free, easy to use and are accessible on the doorstep of local communities."

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