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Newcastle United Foundation is tackling the health issues that men suffer through an initiative called Premier League Health.

The scheme, funded by Newcastle City Council, is working with local dads to help them become more fit and healthy. The fact remains that English males have a major problem with the poor state of their health and men still have a lower life expectancy than women (77, compared with 81).

Community Health Trainers Iqbal Ahmed and Stephen Hutchinson are working in across Newcastle to encourage dads to play more sport, stop smoking and lose weight. They also point them who take part in the direction of other agencies that might be able to help improve their health. Over 400 dads have taken part in the project to date and are already seeing the benefits.

To find out more or to join in contact:

Stephen Hutchinson on 07826550937

Iqbal Ahmed on 0782589783