Taking part in regular physical activity is really important for both your physical and mental health.
Taking part in regular physical activity is really important for both your physical and mental health and has benefits such as:
Making the following pledges will enable you to make small steps to becoming MORE ACTIVE:
By making a personal pledge that you feel is manageable and realistic you will be on your way to becoming more healthy. You don't have to use the above list to make a pledge - you can MAKE YOUR OWN!
It's Easy - Click HERE to make your pledge today!
Did You Know?
Check out the FREE local health services and activities that can help you achieve your pledge to becoming MORE ACTIVE!
Healthy Change is a new, innovative referral and support service for adults living in Nottingham who are at risk of developing heart disease. If you smoke, are overweight, physically inactive and/or have a poor diet, Healthy Change could help you to adopt a healthier lifestyle with:
Call 0345 604 7352 to find out more. Available 8am-8pm Monday - Friday
Physical Activity on Referral Service offers a 12 week exercise and education programme to support you to become more active and make healthy lifestyle choices. The programme is free of charge and includes free access to the Nottinghamshire YMCA Active for Life Health and Fitness Centre on Shakespeare Street and various community classes around the city.
To access the service you have to be aged over 18 and have been diagnosed with or at risk of developing cardiovascular disease (such as smoking, being overweight, hypertension or diabetes). If you are aged over 18, contact Healthy Change Monday to Friday 8am until 8 pm on 0345 604 7352 if you want to find out more
Best Food Forward offer a programme of free short guided health walks around various open spaces in the city. These walks are free, everyone is welcome and they provide a great opportunity to improve your health, make new friends and have some fun. You can find out more about the walks on offer here: http://www.wfh.naturalengland.org.uk/walkfinder/east-midlands/best-foot-forward or feel free to contact Ali on 0115 9194877 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
If you are out of work or looking for a job, Be Fit offers a fantastic opportunity to improve your fitness levels. As well as benefiting your health, being more physically active can make you feel better and less anxious, reduce reactions to stress and improve the quality of your sleep.
You can access the offer if you are a Nottingham City resident, over 18 and eligible to claim one of the following benefits:
The scheme offers FREE gym use, FREE fitness classes and FREE swimming* between 10am-12pm and 1pm- 3pm, Monday to Saturday, at the following three Nottingham City Council leisure centres:
Sign up at any of the above leisure centres or call 0115 876 1600. Please bring proof of your city residence and your benefit entitlement.
*swimming during school holidays only
Cycling for Health is a service delivered by Ridewise offering a range of free cycle training sessions and organised group rides for people in Nottingham. Ridewise will help you to improve your confidence and skills to get cycling safely, either on or off the road from venues around the city. Cycling for Health provides regular weekly rides that are nice and easy, lasting between 45 - 60 minutes at a gentle pace along quiet roads and cycle paths. Rides are suitable for people who have a basic level of cycling and the rides are led by Cycling Instructors or experienced Ride Leaders but under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. If you don't have a bicycle, that's not a problem as we provide loan bikes free of charge for three months at a time (a refundable deposit is required).
Click here for more information or call 07854853339 or e-mail email@example.com
A new cycle planner is available which allows you to plan cycle routes in selected areas around the country, and to choose whether you prefer the quickest or quietest route.
Nottingham Swim School
Click here for more information
NEW Men Only Sessions
Starting 4th September at John Carroll Leisure Centre - Swimming Session.
Starting 7th September at Djanogly Community Leisure Centre - Gym Session.
For more information about the above please see the attached flyer.
Wildlife in the City
The scheme aims to encourage people to get out and discover Nottingham City's parks and green spaces. With a huge range of FREE events in Aspley, Bulwell, Broxtowe Estate, South Nottingham and Clifton - there's something for everyone. Click here for more information or to download a guide.