Blair's healthy tips are on the ball

Scottish Premiership footballer Blair Alston returned to his home town of Kirkcaldy to help vulnerable people meet their health and fitness goals.

St Johnstone footballer Blair Alston shares his tips on healthy eating

The St Johnstone midfielder popped along to a healthy living workshop run by Barony Housing Association for their supported tenants.

He shared tips for a healthy diet and getting fit with tenants at Barony’s Carlyle Road service, which provides support and accommodation for people with mental health conditions.

The Passport to Health day, jointly organised by Barony, part of Wheatley Group with NHS Fife, was set up to tackle health inequality experienced by people with poor mental health.

Research shows that people who have poor mental health are less likely to be physically healthy than those who don’t.
The day involved visits from local organisations that help people stop smoking, get active and eat better, as well as a smoothie stall and a special healthy barbeque.

Blair, 26, said:  “The stalls had lots of great tips on how to stay healthy and keep fit. My top tip for staying healthy is find an active hobby that you enjoy and do it as much as you possible”.

Barony’s Regional Care manager Kenny Macrae added: “Being mindful of our physical health is so important – especially for people who experience mental illness.

“The day was a brilliant way for people to find out more about making healthy choices. Thanks so much to Blair for coming along to help”.

Thursday, September 06, 2018