Southern Area Walking Week - Monday 22nd – Sunday 28th June 2015
Fancy a walk?
Walking is a great way to get outdoors, meet new people and improve your health.
From 22nd – 28th June a programme of 25 FREE walks is available across the Southern Trust.
There are walks available during the day and evening which range from 20 minutes to an hour and half.
All walks are open to the public and families are very welcome.
Go on join us, go for walk programme.
Fancy a walk?
Walking for Health Groups
Click here for information about the Walking for Health Groups in the Southern Area
Cycle for Health
Cycling is a great way to get more active, outdoors, meet new people and improve your health and wellbeing. Southern Cycle for Health offers groups and organisations the opportunity to access FREE training, bicycles and safety equipment. Click for full details on Cycle Pods, Who is Eligible and Details on Training.
Towpath Cycle Safari programme with Southern Cycle for Health
New cycle pod opens in Dungannon 12/05/14
New cycle pod opens in Banbridge16/10/13
For further information on Walking and Cycling for Health contact:
Sabrina Lynn on Tel: 028 3831 1525 or Email. Sabrina.firstname.lastname@example.org
UK physical activity guidelines launched
The four UK Chief Medical Officers have published new physical activity guidelines covering early years, children and young people, and adults. These guidelines have a renewed focus on being active everyday and outline the recommended minimum levels of activity for each age group:
180 minutes (three hours) each day, once a child is able to walk.
For non-walkers physical activity should be encouraged from birth, particularly through floor-based play and water-based activities in safe environments.
Children and young people (5-18 year olds)
60 minutes and up to several hours every day of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity. Three days a week should include vigorous intensity activities that strengthen muscle and bone.
Adults (19-64 years old) and Older People (65+)
150 minutes (two and half hours) each week of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity (and adults should aim to do some physical activity every day). Muscle strengthening activity should also be included twice a week.
'Start Active, Stay Active' updates the existing guidelines for children, young people and adults, and includes for the first time in the UK, new guidelines for early years and older people. The flexibility of the guidelines creates new ways to achieve the health benefits of an active lifestyle, while retaining a strong link to previous recommendations. For all age groups, they highlight the risks of excessive sedentary behaviour, which exist independently of any overall volume of physical activity.
Click here for Start Active, Stay Active: a report on physical activity for health from the four home countries’ Chief Medical Officers.
To support these guidelines the Department of Health has produced a number of factsheets outlining the guidelines for each age group. For further information and to download the factsheets visit the British Heart Foundation National Centre website.
Couch to 5k app - www.nhs.uk/Livewell/c25k/Pages/get-running-with-couch-to-5k.aspx
Community and Voluntary Services, Dungannon - www.youcanhelp.biz/reach.htm