Wishing you a healthy New Year!

SHEFFIELD folk were invited to make their New Year's resolutions on the city streets when a health campaign was taken out into the community.

Health workers were out on Fargate in the city centre inviting workers and shoppers to pledge to make one small lifestyle change.

The changes ranged from quitting smoking to losing weight or setting a new fitness goal.

Hundreds of residents have already signed up for the Your Health Matters campaign online, which also gives people the chance to say thank you to someone who has helped them make a positive change to their health or well done to someone who has already taken steps to improve their wellbeing.

Dr Zak McMurray, joint chairman of NHS Sheffield's Clinical Executive, said: "Making any change to your lifestyle, however small at first, and succeeding, can help people avoid the typical New Year's resolutions that many of us make, but don't always keep.

"Your Health Matters gives people the chance to access advice and information to help people improve their health, and also pledge to make small changes towards the healthier lifestyle they'd like to achieve in 2011."

- Visit www.yhmsheffield.org.uk to make a pledge or a thank you.

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