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Active for Health Programme encourages young people to join activity sessions

Active for Health Programme encourages young people to join activity sessions

Young people and families are encouraged to join the Active for Health Programme which is aimed at those between the ages of 11 to 16 and families with children aged seven to 10 who are concerned about their weight.

The most recent six-week programme began in early November but individuals are still welcome to join the existing cohorts in St Ives and St Neots and will be able to participate for the remaining time or have the option to register their interest for upcoming courses by contacting the Active Lifestyles Team.
The eligibility criteria are for:
those who are inactive (undertake less than 30 minutes of exercise per week)
Huntingdonshire district residents.
Located at either a leisure centre or in a public open space, the programme consists of group activities including fitness classes, walking sports, team games, healthy eating, and well-being walks. The activities help young people and families to improve their fitness, socialise, learn new skills, and ultimately improve their overall wellbeing

Once signed up for the programme, participants receive a free 90-day offer to use the One Leisure facilities (subject to conditions found on the website). Participants are only eligible for one Active for Health offer each.
Executive Councillor for Leisure, Waste and Street Scene, Cllr Simone Taylor, said: "The Active for Health Programme is helping our residents to live a healthier lifestyle.
"These new sessions are open to young people and families so there is something for everyone to get involved in and it will enable more of our residents to incorporate exercise into their daily routine.
"It is also a great opportunity for individuals to be able to access not only our fitness centres across the district but also our great open spaces."
The Active for Health 12-week adult sessions has already been running for six months for adults aged 18 years and over with a BMI of 25 or over, or 23.5 if from the BME community. Course participant, Sade Rosen, said: "The Active for Health course has supported me in losing eight kilograms in the past 12 weeks but more importantly for me, I have noticed a significant improvement in my physical health. I am feeling motivated and confident that I can keep it up.
"I truly believe that people who struggle with their mental well-being should also be encouraged to use exercise to improve their mental and physical health."

Visit the Active for Health page for more information and if you have any questions, you can contact activelifestyles@huntingdonshire.gov.uk or call 01480 388111.

Posted: Sun, 20 Nov 2022 11:04 by Kim Loader

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