POTENTIALLY life-saving health checks were carried out on residents of a town who stopped by an event to take advantage of its offerings.
More than 800 people attended a Market for Life event which took place in Nuneaton town centre to encourage locals to make changes to their lifestyle.
Visitors browsed around 50 different stalls which were offering a range of activities from cookery demonstrations to baby massage, and fitness activities to health MOTs all in a bid to motivate people to make positive changes.
Sonya Johnson, manager of Healthy Living Network, which organised the event, said: "The reaction to the event was very positive, it was a fun way for people to look at their health by visiting the stalls and learning things about food, fitness and more.
"The weather held off and we want to thank everybody that got involved and their partners who were very supportive. I also want to thank the Town Centres manager Alan Ottey and his team that helped by putting up the market and organising the stalls.
"It was the second year that the event has been held and we would be very keen to do it again."
As well as receiving health advice and information from medics and other health specialists shoppers who took time out from their plans could enjoy a live cooking demonstration from a special guest, celebrity chef Aktar Islam.
He featured on TV screens on BBC2's 'Great British Menu,' and spent the day cooking healthy and nutritious mouthwatering dishes, giving handy tips and handing out tasty samples in Nuneaton Market Place.
The day was also a time for organisers to hear of success stories as a result of last year's event. For one couple the market in 2011 could have saved their lives as they were unaware of their high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels before being checked.
"It is fabulous to know that we reached someone who wasn't going to see his GP," added Sonya. "Without us he wouldn't have been aware of his health issue."
The healthy living market was supported by Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council and NHS Warwickshire and a similar event is set to take place in Bedworth on Thursday, July 5. See a future edition of the Nuneaton News for more details.