For those who haven’t purchased the Lytham St Annes Express today, here is the Community Foundation’s article on health and wellbeing with quotes from Michael.

The AFC Fylde Community Foundation prides itself on keeping residents on The Fylde Coast healthy and active. The Community Foundation delivers a wide range of health and activity programmes available for people of all ages. Health and Wellbeing Coordinator Michael Brown regularly delivers exercises classes for adults aged 50 and over and Michael believes it is vitally important they remain active.

Michael said, “Adults aged 65 and above spend on average of 10 hours or more each day sitting or lying down. This unfortunately makes them the most sedentary age group. They’re paying a high price for their inactivity, with higher rates of falls, obesity, heart disease and early death. But as Health and Wellbeing Coordinator of the AFC Fylde Community Foundation, I ensure that all participants who join the sessions are aware of what exercises they are doing, and what the benefits are. The session involves various light exercises and stretches as well as fun games and activities. This enables residents on the Fylde Coast to not only help improve their health but a chance to socialise with fellow members who are participating. Tea and coffee is provided for the participants as they have a social break halfway through the session to help relax and get to know each other.

The AFC Fylde Community Foundation offer these sessions for anyone aged 50 and above and they are free of charge. Sessions are held throughout the Fylde Coast. For more information please contact Tom Hutton 07739 796101 or visit