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Mr Motivator holds virtual exercise and system launches winter campaign

A celebrity fitness instructor is supporting frontline services across Suffolk and north east Essex by highlighting the importance of self-care and positive mental wellbeing during the winter months.

It comes as the system launches its seasonal campaign – aimed at encouraging people to choose the right service for their health needs during the winter months.
 
Mr Motivator MBE will be holding a special half hour fitness session on Friday 24 September at 1.30pm for staff and members of the public, providing advice about physical wellbeing and conducting a fitness session.
 
The TV fitness guru will be supporting the health and care system to remind local people to use the right service for their health needs rather than heading straight to emergency departments at Ipswich, Colchester and West Suffolk hospitals.
 
Mr Motivator will also be highlighting the importance of mental health during a question and answer discussion after the virtual workout. 
 
He said: “Looking after our own mental wellbeing is just as important as looking after our physical health.  
 
“The lockdown has seen a significant impact on people’s emotional wellbeing, so it is vital everyone is best supported and knows where to go to get that support.
 
“I am a great believer in positivity so on Friday I will be looking to bring a virtual work out session with a bit of a difference.  
 
“I hope everyone will enjoy it – it will be fun.”
 
To join the session, please visit www.sneevaccine.org.uk/event
 
After the 20-minute workout, a local GP will talk about the importance of accessing the right service for your health needs.
 
Dr Mark Shenton, a local GP, said: “The NHS will always be there for you when you need it – but if a situation isn’t life threatening, please think about the best way to get the help you need this winter to ensure our services are put to the best use.
 
“If you need urgent care the easiest way to get treatment in a safe and timely way is to visit NHS 111 online or contact NHS 111 direct.
 
“NHS 111 will be able to assess you on the phone or online. If needed, they can book a time slot for you at an emergency department.
 
“There are other ways of staying well this winter.
 
“Please liaise with your local pharmacist for any concerns you may have. 
 
“Pharmacists are trained professionals who can advise you on the best treatment for common heath conditions.
 
“Stock up on medicines you may need and everyday items such as paracetamol and ensure you have your recommended flu and Covid vaccinations.
 
“There are also local walk in centres such as the Urgent Treatment Centres in Colchester and Ipswich and Minor Injury Units in Felixstowe and Clacton. 
 
“If your situation is life threatening, then do not hesitate to use 999 or attend your nearest A&E. 
 
More information about staying well this winter is available on www.sneevaccine.org.uk
 
Remember if you have symptoms of coronavirus you must not walk-in to your GP practice, pharmacy or hospital. 
 
If you need help in an emergency, please tell the 999 call taker if you have coronavirus or symptoms and mention this to paramedics on arrival.
 
The advice for people with suspected coronavirus remains the same, stay at home and self-isolate. 
 
If you think you have the symptoms of coronavirus, such as a high temperature, loss of taste or smell or a new continuous cough, please use the online NHS 111 coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help. 
 
If you are unable to use online services, then you should call NHS 111.
 
Mr Motivator has also set up an online club which offers everyone access to exercise no matter what their age or ability is.  It is an opportunity to exercise live and online with easy short workouts and wellbeing information.
 
For further details, and to try the club free for 10 days, please visit www.mrmotivatorsclub.com
 
 
 

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