Helping older people keep fit and healthy is a key area for Age UK Bromley and Greenwich. Their work to develop a local walking football programme has now been recognised with an award from the London Football Association.
The charity received the Recreational Football Partner Award following the introduction of walking football sessions in the local area. This is a slower pace of football that involves walking rather than running; this suits older people and those who struggle to take part in a traditional game. Walking football enables participants to get out and meet other people and helps them stay fit by having an active lifestyle.
Since the sessions started, the charity has seen improvements in the health of people who have taken part. This includes reductions in blood pressure and heart rate levels, lower fat, and more muscle.
The sessions are run by Proinfinity Coaching, who provide a professional coach. They are open to both men and women, and there are no restrictions when it comes to fitness levels or experience. A block of six sessions costs £30. The next block starts on Tuesday 3rd November from 6pm to 7pm. They take place at Darwin Leisure Centre in Biggin Hill.
Those who are interested in attending can contact Lois Cahill by calling 020 8294 3012 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you ever taken part in walking football? Do you know of any other ways to keep fit that are available to older people within Bromley?
Event Name: Walking Football
Address: Darwin Leisure Centre, Jail Lane, Biggin Hill TN16 3AU
Website URL: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/bromleyandgreenwich/our-services/walking-football/
Start Date: Tuesday 3rd November 2015
End Date: Tuesday 8th December 2015
Start Time: 6pm
End Time: 7pm
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