Activities for Healthy Living

Walking for Health

Health Walks are regular brisk walks, led by trained volunteers that are suitable for almost everyone. The walks generally last between 30 minutes and 1 hour.

There are 4 groups currently running in Wychavon

For more information about Walking for Health please visit the Walking for Health National Website
The County Council also produce Walking Maps for the area


Wychavon Wellbeing (Activity Referral)

This 12 week programme is aimed at improving health and wellbeing of people experiencing asthma, diabetes, mild depression, mild to moderate arthritis, obesity, osteoporosis, poor mobility, stable hypertension and stress.
The sessions are a mix of information sessions looking at diet, exercise and other aspects of healthy living followed by an exercise class designed for the needs of the group.

Please visit the Wychavon Leisure website for more information


Ready Steady Go (Strength and Balance classes)

Strength and Balance exercise classes are for people who feel unsteady on their feet or have had a fall.

They aim to Improve balance and co-ordination, increase functional capacity, increase bone and muscle mass, improve confidence to reduce the fear of falling and are a chance to socialise

In each class the instructor will guide participants through some exercises to help increase stamina and help with balance on the move. They will then work on exercises to help build muscle and bone strength and teach people how to get up from the floor safely should they have a fall. Finally at the end of the class there is some relaxation and stretching.

The classes cost £3 per class each week and last for about 1 hour with a chance to have a chat afterwards! Classes are held at community venues around Worcestershire.

For more information or to book onto a course please visit the Sports Partnership website or you can call 01905 855498 or email PSI@worc.ac.uk

Download a PSI Leaflet
 
There are also a number of other exercise classes for older people across the county. These are open to anyone that wants to get more active.

Please contact Emma Gardner on 01905 542031 or email e.gardner@worc.ac.uk for a list of these classes.

 

Cycling

People cycle for all different reasons – fitness, social, commuting and racing. Worcestershire County Council have a range of information for all types of cyclist

Local Clubs

Evesham Wheelers Cycling Club


Fishing

The Environment Agency website is a good place to start if you want to know more about fishing
There is information about getting started, buying a rod license, where to fish, news and useful advice for anglers
The Angling Trust is the National Governing Body for fishing in England. You can find out more about fishing, find a club, find a coach and find out more about the Angling Trust's activities

www.anglingtrust.net/