Directory of Resources – People First
Exercising is vital to staying healthy and looking after your body. It can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer by up to 50%, and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%. Exercise is good for mental as well as physical well-being. Regular exercise can help to reduce the effects of anxiety and depression.
No matter what your age, ability or level of fitness, there’s an exercise activity for you – whether it’s walking in a park or nature reserve, playing team sports like bowls or football, lifting weights in the gym, joining in a dance or aerobics class, or doing light exercises designed especially for people with health problems. You can do a little or a lot. Exercise is often free and easy to do, and can have immediate benefits.
Groups for the Elderly or Less Able – QPR Walking Football
Walking Football is a slower paced version of the beautiful game aimed at (but not limited to) the over 50s. It is designed to help people stay active as well as improve their health, fitness and get those back playing football who may have stopped due to injury.
Telephone: 07807 788 511
Silverfit is an exciting, rapidly expanding charity led by older people for older people. We aim to promote happier, healthier ageing through physical activity and at the same time combat social isolation. Our ‘sandwich’ formula of socialising/exercise/socialising for older people is unique, increasing activity levels and helping people make new friends, feel more confident and enjoy life as they age.
Telephone: 07450 611 155
Weight Loss Groups – People First
Hammersmith & Fulham Council provide a number of services to help you manage your health and to lead a healthy lifestyle. For weight loss there are several options such as healthy hearts and health trainers.
Ealing Exercise Schemes
The Everyone Active Exercise Referral scheme, in partnership with Ealing Council, provides a 12-week tailor made package of exercise sessions, especially for people with, or at risk of developing health problems. Participants will work with fully qualified instructors to develop an activity programme suitable to their conditions. To access the scheme, you will need the support of a GP or other healthcare professional. Once their referral is received, you will be contacted with the time and date of your first appointment.
The scheme operates at the following centres:
• Northolt Leisure Centre
• Southall Sports Centre
• Everyone Active Acton Centre