We often beat ourselves up because we aren’t doing what we think we should be. It’s the mind playing tricks on us, because all it really takes is a few small changes over the week that we stick to. Over time these small changes start having an impact. It’s not quick and you won’t be in smaller jeans in a week, but this way is proven to work and easier to stick to.
These goals ARE NOT specific weight loss goals but they will focus us in on what we want to work on and changes in our routines. These might be; reducing high calorie snacking, increasing intake of greens, reducing eating late at night or reducing alcohol intake and steps that we will take to make these happen. We are all different!
This project is for adults of all ages and physical abilities (18 plus). We also offer a range of other fitness activities to try and see what you might enjoy; chair yoga, dance, park walks, park tennis, a kick about, progressive muscle relaxation and more. This is meant to be fun, you don’t have to be the best, or look your best, but it’s about making changes together.
Tuesdays: 4—5pm, Seyedeh runs a very inclusive and enjoyable dance session with a mixture of Iranian/Arabic/Western/Bollywood tracks – open to all. You can use as much or as little energy as you like. People who attend are expected to participate in this class rather than just watch, but you can turn off your video if you are uncomfortable being seen dancing. It is an event for women who are 18 plus. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/442864444
Wednesdays: 3.00-4.30pm, War Memorial Walks. Join us for a relaxing afternoon stroll and chill. This event is for 18 plus – so not suitable for 16 and 17 year olds. Unless it’s lashing down with rain, we do try and get out – bring your raincoat and umbrella! We can only have six people meeting in small groups outside at a time so please do make sure that you let us know by Monday of that week if you are coming so that we can plan accordingly.
Thursdays: 5-6.30pm,Summer evenings park picnic meet up and games, we will have a light workout and chats and nice food. Join us for a fun afternoon. (This event is for 16-25 year olds). Unless it’s lashing down with rain, we do try and get out – bring your raincoat and umbrella! We can only have six people meeting in small groups outside at a time so please do make sure that you let us know by Monday of that week if you are coming so that we can plan accordingly.
Saturdays: 11am, Chat and share tips and ideas for making healthy wellbeing changes. We will talk about some of the reasons why things haven't worked in the past and everyone will set some small goals. Call or email to book and Join Zoom meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88486252468?pwd=MHZuVlJLLzlVTTBRaEc5Q2hOSE02QT09
"Thank you for the session today. I learned a lot about foods, how to manage my condition better and exercises I can do with my mobility problems and follow. It was a really useful session. I feel more motivated to make some of the changes in my diet and be more active. I am looking forward to meeting up in the park again to increase my activity and social experience which is really important to me because I spend a lot of time at home alone and don't venture out and meet up with people often."
Nicky Smith (Engagement Officer, Active Central)
Tel: 07541 343491
Healthy Lifestyle Inspiration
NHS ten minute workouts: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/10-minute-workouts/
Link to NHS Eatwell guide: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/the-eatwell-guide/
Link to NHS Healthy food swaps: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/healthy-food-swaps/
Link to healthy Takeways and Fake Aways: https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/food-facts/healthier-takeaways-and-ready-meals
Link to The Body Coach workouts; https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
Some interesting reading about black and white thinking: https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/black-and-white-thinking#risks