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Back In The Game members enjoy health and wellbeing programme with NRC students


Back In The Game Ballymena hosted the Community Development Mental Health and Wellbeing programme last week in the excellent facilities at Ballymena North, in partnership with the Northern Regional College (NRC), Farm Lodge Campus.


Thirty-five members of the Morning Club participated in their weekly football session, followed by a variety of physical health monitoring tests and interviews.




These included measuring blood pressure, heart rate monitoring, waist-to-hip ratio, body mass index, and bioelectrical impedance analysis to measure body fat percentage.


Club members also completed a health screening questionnaire looking at alcohol consumption, typical daily diet, fluid consumption, and sleep and physical activity.


On conclusion of the tests, NRC students interpreted the results against normal data information available, before measuring and comparing these against recommended health ranges and national guidelines.




Julie Alexander, NRC course Tutor explained:


"The partnership between Back In The Game and NRC is invaluable to our young people.


"It helps to improve their communication and confidence due to learning in 'real world' but a safe real world with good people. The 'better' people that we can connect them with the better!"



This successful Community Development/Health and Wellbeing Programme was delivered with assistance and funding from Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

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