Doctor takes part in organised run to help promote healthy lifestyle

Doctor takes part in organised run to help promote healthy lifestyle

by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A GP from Sefton joined Crosby parkrun to speak to other runners about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Dr Nigel Taylor, who is the diabetes lead for NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG, offered his health tips to help mark the 100 year anniversary since the discovery of insulin.

The treatment has saved millions of lives around the world and is a useful treatment for diabetes.

World Diabetes Day was held on Sunday, November 14.

Dr Taylor also took part in parkrun, which his a free 5k run held at parks and open spaces across the country every Saturday morning at 9am.

Everyone is welcome to come along, whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer, or spectate.

Dr Taylor said: “Parkrun is a great way to get people together to promote a healthy lifestyle.

“Being active and getting regular exercise can help maintain a healthy weight and significantly reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes which is often linked with obesity.

“The condition is often preventable and can develop because of an unhealthy lifestyle.  

“It can have a huge impact on everyday life; you have to change your diet, have regular check-ups and you may have to take medications or tablets. If you do not manage it well, you may develop serious complications.”

Yvonne Browne, improving care manager at Diabetes UK also took part in Saturday’s parkrun.

She added: “World Diabetes Day is a time for us to shine a spotlight on diabetes and raise awareness of the support and information that are available for people affected by the condition.

“It was great fun to come along to the Crosby parkrun today and even better to help raise awareness of diabetes. Events like this are a great way to introduce more physical activity into your life, especially if you have diabetes and are looking at ways to get moving more.”



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