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Health & Wellbeing Newsletter - December 2020

Live Life Aberdeenshire Sports facilities start to deliver free health walks

Live Life Aberdeenshire sport facilities have started delivering free health walks to offer people an opportunity to connect with others outdoors, while taking steps to improve their health and wellbeing.

Facilities in Turriff, Banff, Peterhead, Ellon, Huntly, Stonehaven and Portlethen are offering people the chance to join varying levels of walks. Each walk is led by a Paths for All trained walk leader.

All health walks are listed on the Paths for All website and include details on how to book. For more information, email: healthwalks@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

  • Fit to Walk is a short walk, up to 30 mins, and often incorporates simple Strength and Balance exercises
  • Walk Well is a slightly longer walk, up to an hour. These walks are a great progression from the Fit to Walk Session, or for those who would like to join a regular supported group walk to meet and connect with others.
  • Buggy Walk is up to an hour, suitable for parents/carers with young children in buggies or slings. These social walks offer an opportunity to connect with others while enjoying the outdoors.
A group of people enjoying a Health Walk
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Free online classes for those living with long term health conditions

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We understand there are many people in our communities around Aberdeenshire who might not feel ready to go back to exercise in our facilities. To ensure we cater for all we are offering 6 weeks of classes specifically designed for those who have recently been inactive or are living with long term health conditions.

The classes are low level and led by an appropriately qualified instructor. It is an opportunity not only to get active but also connect with others too.

If you would like to find out more please get in touch. Our Health and Wellbeing Coordinator will contact you, listen to you and ensure you are safe to take part in a class. We will give you help to get online and support you beyond the 6 weeks of classes.

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'Every move counts towards better health' - says World Health Organisation

The World Health Organisation (WHO) have launched new Guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour.

At a time when many people are home bound due to COVID-19, the guidelines emphasise that all ages and abilities can be physically active. In an aim to avert up to 5 million deaths a year due to inactivity, the recommendation is that every type of movement counts.

Regular physical activity is key to preventing and helping to manage heart disease, type-2 diabetes and cancer, as well as reducing the symptoms of depression and anxiety, reducing cognitive decline, improving memory and boosting brain health.

Every move counts – we must move every day – safely and creatively. Physical activity of any type and any duration can improve health and wellbeing but more is always better. You can find out more here: World Health Organisation - Physical Activitiy

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Live Life Aberdeenshire join UK wide SeaFit Programme

As part of the UK wide SeaFit Programme, Live Life Aberdeenshire are working in partnership with the Fishermen’s Mission and Seafarer’s Hospital Society, supported by Seafarer’s UK.

Our Healthy Lifestyle Advisor can offer health and wellbeing advice and support for active and retired fishermen and their families within the local community. 

If you are looking to make lifestyle improvements and need support and guidance please contact Catriona:  healthylifestyleadvisor@aberdeenshirecouncil.gov.uk

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Living with a lung condition?

Live Life Aberdeenshire are working closely with the Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership and NHS Grampian to ensure that those living with respiratory issues such a COPD, Bronchiectasis or pulmonary fibrosis stay fit and healthy. We understand that you may feel apprehensive about exercising and we can support you with this process particularly if you have been newly diagnosed or are in the early stages of you condition. If you would like to know more about how to get involved in this programme please contact us: Live Life Well Enquiry Form

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