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Staying active in Blaby District

Physical inactivity is linked with a growing number of health problems. Overwhelming evidence outlines importance of taking part in regular physical activity to improve or maintain your health & wellbeing.

Physical activities are those that involve movement, raise your heart rate and make you warmer. Activities might include anything from walking, jogging, exercise classes or going to the gym, playing sports, gardening or even completing household chores.

Taking regular physical activity can decrease your risk of developing the following health problems:

  • Coronary heart disease (CHD)
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Some cancers
  • Mental health problems e.g. depression, anxiety and low self-esteem

(Department of Health (DOH), 2011)

If you are currently INACTIVE you can ask your GP or health professional to refer you onto our Exercise Referral Scheme

Your Physical Activity Level

Roughly how much time per week (in minutes) are you physically active?

ManvFat to kick off in Blaby

A new 16-week football league exclusively for overweight men is coming to Blaby next year.

Man v Fat Football is the fast-growing, innovative weight-management scheme for men. Since its introduction in Solihull back in January 2016 it has seen thousands of men lose weight through playing football in weekly 30-minute games.

With Man v Fat becoming more popular, Blaby District Council has helped to arrange a league at Blaby & Whetstone Youth Club from January 2018. The Council is part-funding the league, offering players 20% off the cost of taking part in each season.

The Blaby-based league will be the first in Leicester and Leicestershire, joining over 40 other Man v Fat leagues across the UK. As well as points for winning games, teams are rewarded for weight-loss, with bonus goals given for teams who shed the pounds.

Competitors do not need to live in the district to take advantage of the 20% discount.

The first meeting of registered players will take place at Blaby & Whetstone Youth Club on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 8-10pm. The league will begin from 07 February and run until May. For more details and to register for the league, visit www.manvfatfootball.org/blaby.

Be Healthy Walk Local

Walking is a great and FREE way of exercising. Want to walk but don't know where to start? Our local parks have some of the most beautiful scenery across the County. Download the flyers below or come and join us on our led walk in Stoney Stanton or at A Place To Grow, Enderby.

Activities

  • Chair Based Exercise - Blaby Chair Based Exercise - Blaby (PDF, 426 Kb)

    A friendly, low intensity chair based exercise class for people of all abilities (suitable for those with poor mobility).

  • Keep Moving - Countesthorpe Keep Moving - Countesthorpe (PDF, 553 Kb)

    A sociable, gentle circuit class for maintaining health, fitness and wellbeing.

  • Chair based exercise and relaxation Chair based exercise and relaxation (PDF, 510 Kb)
  • OWLS Athletics OWLS Athletics (PDF, 245 Kb)

    Running and Athletics ages 7 and upwards. Safe and friendly, highly qualified coaching and support available at Countesthorpe College and Huncote Leisure Centre.

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