Active@Home – North Lanarkshire

Supporting the elderly with later life activity

We believe your physical and mental health is important during these hard times

If you are over the age of 65 and live in the North Lanarkshire area our Active@Home programme maybe the one for you

We are offering FREE online 1 to 1 activity sessions, tailored to your needs in addition to monthly wellbeing class where you can learn more about staying healthy, getting active and provides you with an opportunity to have a chat about how you are doing during these hard times.

We have experts in physical activity and wellbeing to make sure your programme is tailored to your needs and is always as safe as it can be and the best part is…… it’s all FREE!

This programme also focusses on your mental health as well as your physical health, we want to make sure that you have someone to talk to and are taking care of yourself during what can be an incredibly challenging time during and post Covid.

The weekly sessions will take part on Zoom Video Conferencing through half hour time slots with additional group sessions every second week for everyone taking part in the programme to get involved, share experiences and build a network of like minded people to support and encourage you.

What’s included:

  • A minimum of 12 weeks of activity sessions.
  • A minimum of 6 Group Sessions
  • A minimum of 3 health and wellbeing information sessions
  • A dedicated team of qualified staff working to help you improve your health and wellbeing with a programme designed and tailored specifically for you needs and capabilities

       

Online activities cvlassses take take place in a number of ways such as listed below

  • Exercise to Music
  • Boxercise
  • Circuit classes
  • Chair aerobics
  • Yoga like classes
  • Balance Sessions
  • Stability sessions
  • Flexibility improvement activities
  • Dance classes
  • Pilate like classes
  • Resistance band sessions
  • Strength and Condition sessions

NHS one how to stay active:

The current National Health Service recommendations for older adults

It is recommended by the NHS that older adults (over the age of 65) should aim to be physically active every day, even if this is just light activity something is better than nothing.

light activity can be:

– moving around your home

– going for a slow walk

– walking at a slow pace

– anything that gets your body moving!

Along with light activity it is recommended to do activities that improve your strength, balance and flexibility at least twice a week!

This is something you can work on with your instructor!

Graphic taken from the Centre of Disease Control prevention

For more information by the CDC click here  

Research shows that as we age we are more prone to falls and bumps and in turn from this their is an increased likelihood of sustaining injuries from a fall itself. It is always important, as we all age to best maintain our strength, balance and mobility as this reduces the risk of incidents and injury

Why is physical activity important to older adults?

Being inactive and living a sedentary lifestyle can lead to many health issues like heart and circulatory disease, reduced mobility and other debilitating conditions.

To maintain a healthy heart, the heart needs physical activity to help it work better. Being physically active can lead to many benefits like:

– Reduce the risk of developing heart of circulatory diseases and issues by 35%

– Helps control blood pressure, Reduces the bad cholesterol

– Increase the number of calories burnt and help maintain a healthy weight

According to the British Heart Foundation, along with the health benefits that come with physical activity it also helps your general well-being by boosting your mood, improving concentration and memory, and helps you sleep better according to British Heart foundations

Information taken from the UK Chief Medical Officer’s physical activity guidelines 2019 info graphic

To register your interest now click here

There are a limited number of 25 spaces available on this programme. So please get in contact to secure your space now!

This programme is funded by:

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