Women’s Activity programme launched

Published: 30th August 2017

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

The free 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 Monday 4 September 2017 at Hospital Road Community Centre, Omagh at 7.00pm and Wednesday 6 September 2017 at Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen at 7.30pm. Each session will last for one hour.

Speaking about the forthcoming programme, Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Stephen McCann, 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.

57% of women here are overweight or obese and it’s important to take positive steps to address this. It’s important to stay active right throughout our lives, as being physically active can have the positive benefits of; helping maintain your weight, reducing the risk of developing chronic conditions including some cancers and Type 2 diabetes, as well as reducing 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, click here. 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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