Health and Wellbeing
Living longer, healthier lives is a worthy goal so here at festival we thought we would try and do our bit to assist, and so themed festival 2018, health and wellbeing.
We decided to focus on the particular elements of healthier lifestyles and stronger, healthier communities.
Festival itself of course strengthens our community. We have always branded our green heart logo as uniting or celebrating our community. So let’s all try do that, always, all the time.
Our new 2018 initiative of Speakers Corner will include topics on healthier lifestyles but is particularly focused on communication, interaction, listening and questioning as a means to better understand, accept and collaborate with others in our various communities, so helping to make a stronger, healthier community.
We like our council’s MEDS theme:
M – Move More
E – Eat Well
D – Drink sensibly
S – Stop smoking
It ties in really well with a recent Harvard University research study highlighting 5 good habits that can add 10 years to your life. Ten years! That’s 10.
1. Don’t smoke
2. Take 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day
3. Have no more than one small glass of wine a day (150ml)
4. Include lots of fruit, vegetables and whole grains in your diet and go easy on red meat, saturated fats and sugar
5. Get your body mass index (BMI) into the 18.5 to 25 range
Quite simply, we don’t want you to smoke when attending festival. It is banned for all stallholders as part of their T&C’s,
Every food stall has been issued with the Healthier Catering Commitment for London.
And we want you to “Get Active”. Read about what you can do here.
To learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding and the campaign - please follow the link!
Community Friendship Project
The project emerged from a festival initiative to develop a dedicated zone containing 3rd sector and charities supporting the health and wellbeing of older community members. The idea developed and the theme continued in subsequent festivals, although not always in a specific zone. A “Wheel of Community Health and Well-Being” was developed to assist individuals to focus on areas where their life could be improved and supplied suggestions to assist their planning. The wheel has since received wider use across the borough. It can be downloaded here. Many supporting organisations will be in attendance at the Palmers Green Festival, not least the Ruth Winston Centre who have worked alongside the festival team in this initiative.