Modern life means moving less than you should.
Think about it – technology has made life easier, most of us travel in cars or by public transport, and few people have jobs that need much physical effort. None of which is good for our health.
In fact, being inactive can increase your risk of developing conditions like Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer, and it can lead to osteoarthritis and physical limitations in later life. But the answer’s simple – Move more!
Physical activity has been shown to boost self-esteem, mood, improve sleep quality and increase energy, while reducing the risk of stress, depression, dementia and even some cancers. And the good news is, with some simple changes you can easily be physically active throughout the day and make it fun for the whole family!
This is a 12 week physical activity programme targeting inactive people. To access the programme a person must be a Cheshire East resident, aged 18 years and over, doing less than 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity per week and motivated and wanting to be more physically active.
The programme is tailored to individual needs, providing individuals with the tools, support and knowledge to achieve their goals and transform their lifestyle.
On the Active Lives programme individuals will have contact with a dedicated Lifestyle Coach, who will help motivate and inspire people to achieve their personal goals. Active Lives is a bespoke programme; aimed at maximising Individuals’ results, keeping them motivated and increasing their health and exercise knowledge. A vast range of exercise opportunities are available to choose from, including swimming, exercise classes, walking, racket sports, gym and much more!
Once you have received an initial consultation you will be given a membership card that allows access to any Active Lives centres. Access is unlimited and centres are open from 6.00am to 10.00pm, 7 days a week.
Active Lives programmes are currently available in Crewe, Nantwich, Congleton, Alsager, and Macclesfield. Programmes will start in Wilmslow from December 2016 and in Knutsford and Poynton from January 2017.
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