Getting fit for business ... with our Health Fair

22 Apr 2016

Yesterday, we started telling you about some of the exhibitors at our airport Health Fair, but one blog article wasn’t enough!

Happy Feet podiatry carried out some reflexology on a queue of willing volunteers and Wilson Chiropractic from Larne gave advice on posture, for those who sit all day, or alternatively find themselves having to stand.

The Samaritans and Aware had guidance on mental health issues while Addiction NI discussed the various issues addiction of any kind can raise. 

Fuel Farm, Armagh, had a range of healthy but tasty ready-made meals, showing that just because something needs to be made in a hurry, it can still be healthy. Blaris Training, part of a social enterprise from Lisburn, also offered information on nutrition and healthy eating .

The team from Hilton Hotel Templepatrick were present to let our employees know about their Spa and Wellbeing and Health Club facilities and Forever Living encouraged employees to sample their aloe based product range. 

Another stand with a queue forming was Libra Massage, who eased weary muscles and backs with their massages.

Spec Savers Optician were on hand to offer guidance on eye care and to carry out hearing tests - something many of us mean to do but often don’t get around to.

Advice on home safety came from the NI Fire and Rescue Service and the airport’s own police discussed personal, holiday, night out, door calling, vehicle and online safety - something which is attracting a lot of interest in the media in recent times.

A familiar face at the Health Fair was Acceptable Enterprises, Larne, which provides employment and training for people with learning difficulties, mental ill health and other disadvantages. They have worked with us before on getting the site ready for our ‘Park and Fly’ car park and on the day of the Fair, in collaboration with another local social enterprise Clearer Water, they were showcasing naturally stone-purified water from a deep aquifer on the coast of Northern Ireland. The water is bottled and sold locally.

The impact of the Health Fair will be ongoing, but if the discussions about the various health related issues and healthy living options were anything to go by, it’s safe to say it was a resounding success!

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