Move More

Being active benefits your body, mind and health – and there are lots of easy ways you can get moving.

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How we can help improve your physical health?

We offer one to one support sessions with our Wellness staff. These informal sessions will take place in accessible community venues that will help provide a comfortable environment.

Our Wellness staff will utilise Health Coaching/Motivational Interviewing techniques to help identify which elements of physical health are the most important to you.

We will then work collaboratively to create a plan that will include small achievable goals relating to physical activity. These agreed goals will be tailored to your own personal ability with the opportunity to then discuss progression with your advisor at every session.

Our wellness staff will also have the knowledge to be able to signpost and support you to attend local walking groups, exercise sessions or leisure facilities.

How long do you spend sitting down every day?

Being active benefits your body, mind and health – and there are lots of easy ways you can get moving. Physical activity is anything that gets you moving. It’s not just about playing sport – it can be simple things such as walking, cycling, gardening or even vacuuming the floor.

Whatever your age, size or physical condition you will benefit from being more active.

Just remember, even a little effort can make a difference!

Did You Know

The NHS suggests that adults should aim to do at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week.

Physical activity helps reduce the risk of developing conditions such as;

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Stroke
  • Certain cancers
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Mental health issues

Physical activity can also improve your mental wellbeing, your sleep pattern and help relieve stress.

Wellness Walks

Getting outdoors and walking is a great way to improve both your physical and mental health. Walking as part of a group is also a fantastic way to keep motivated and meet new people.

The Wellness Walks are short, accessible to all and in a location near you. The walks are also free and lead by Wellness Coaches and Walk Leaders who can support and guide you as you become more active.

The walks start and finish at the same point, are generally flat and last between 30 and 60 minutes. Don’t worry if you are not used to walking or haven’t been active for a while, you can go at your own pace and take as many breaks as you need.

All you need is a pair of flat comfortable shoes or trainers, a jacket for if it rains and a water bottle.

To attend any of the walks you must be able to walk independently. If not, you must attend with a carer.

If you have any questions about any of the walks, get in touch with your Wellness Coach or

Email: wellness.service@kirklees.gov.uk

Phone: 01484 234095 

Wellness Walks Timetable

Name of walk  Day Start 

Time 

Live Updates
Greenhead Park Huddersfield Wednesday 12:30 PM Ongoing
Batley Wilton Park Thursday 2:00 PM Ongoing
Dewsbury Crow’s Nest Park (meet outside cafe) Thursday 10:30 AM Ongoing
Slaithwaite Library Thursday 10:30 AM Ongoing

 

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