A local councillor who successfully completed the London Marathon on Sunday, is encouraging residents to take up exercise and improve their health and wellbeing, by going to free fitness sessions in Brent.
Cllr Mili Patel, Lead Cabinet Member for Children and Young People at Brent Council, successfully completed her second London Marathon yesterday whilst raising money for her chosen charity, Leonard Cheshire Disability.
Cllr Patel said: "I'm very happy to have taken part in this renowned event. Although it was hard work at times, it was all worthwhile, especially knowing I was raising money for such a great cause. I felt fully supported throughout, and enjoyed the camaraderie from fellow runners and the cheering crowds.
"Apart from all the obvious positive benefits to health and fitness, running is also beneficial for mental health. So I'd recommend running as a great form of exercise, and I personally intend to continue by participating in the free, group running sessions at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday evenings, which are open to everyone.
“I'd also urge residents to pop along to one of the many free fitness activities taking place across Brent - from outdoor gyms and Our Parks training, to the group running sessions in Wembley Stadium.
"It's a free and easy way to get your 30 minutes of exercise a day."
We are running a free workshop for residents during Mental Health Awareness Week (11 - 14 May). Entitled 'Let's talk about Bipolar Disorder' this free event takes place on Saturday 13 May. Register for this event