Women’s Activity Programme launched

Published: 12th April 2017

A new health and exercise initiative designed to help women get active has been launched by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.

The 12-week programme, funded by the Public Health Agency (PHA) as part of its Healthy Towns West Programme, is aimed at women aged 18 years and over who take little or no exercise.

Programmes will start on Wednesday 12 April 2017 at Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen at 7.30pm and Hospital Road Community Centre, Omagh on Monday 24 April at 7pm. Each session will last for one hour.

Speaking about the forthcoming programme, Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Mary Garrity, said:

“Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is delighted to be working in partnership with the PHA to deliver this programme for women.

Leading an active lifestyle is vital for physical and mental health and wellbeing. I encourage prospective participants to give a friend, neighbour or family member a call and encourage them to sign up to this potentially life changing opportunity.”

Collette Brolly, the PHA lead on physical activity, said:

“A great way to get active is to do something you like and that’s why this programme is so fantastic as you have the opportunity to take part in an activity that you enjoy but might not have done in a number of years, or to try something new.

“It’s important to stay active right throughout our lives, as being physical active can have the positive benefits of helping maintain your weight, reduce the risk of developing chronic conditions including some cancers and Type 2 diabetes, as well as reduce anxiety and stress.”

Availability on each programme is limited and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. All participants will be required to complete a pre-exercise questionnaire. Participation on the programme is free of charge.

For further information and to download a registration form, visit the relevant section on the Council’s website. Alternatively contact Chris Elliott, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council on 0300 303 1777 or email chris.elliott@fermanaghomagh.com.

For tips on getting active, making healthier food choices and advice on setting yourself targets, visit www.choosetolivebetter.com

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