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National Fitness Day

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National Fitness Day has been launched this week. www.nationalfitnessday.com

It is on Friday 27th September and we are asking the nation to join in an Empower Half Hour at 1.00pm for 30 minutes of physical activity and fun!

The YDEF think this is a great initiative - backed by Change4Life, ukactive, the énergie Group and Sanofi Inspires - to help support people with diabetes (and those at risk of diabetes) understand the benefits of exercise. We would encourage you all to take part in the 'Empower Half Hour' and mention the day to your patients.

On the website, there are posters and a communications toolkit to showcase the event in your diabetes clinic. You can also join the #NationalFitnessDay conversation on twitter

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