Active Calderdale

Active Calderdale: Be Active Safely

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We are all spending more time at home, distancing ourselves from large gatherings, or generally changing our routines. It can be easy to lose motivation to be active. At times like these, it is more important than ever to keep moving, to keep ourselves physically well, as well as to improve stress levels and happiness.

Although we can now exercise outdoors more often, which is a great relief for lots of us, it is vital that we all do this safely and follow the national guidance on staying safe outside your home. To limit the further spread of COVID-19 it is still important that we continue to:

  • Stay at home as much as possible. If you have to travel, please avoid the rush hour, only use public transport for essential journeys, and walk or cycle whenever possible.
  • Stay local, and avoid busy places.
  • Limit contact with other people
  • Keep physically distanced from those who are most vulnerable
  • Always keep a distance of at least 2 metres (6ft) from people outside of your household.

Parks and Facilities
Most parks including Beechwood and Shroggs parks are open for people to stay active. Ogden Water and the surrounding paths remain closed until further notice.

At Shroggs and Beechwood parks, there are ponds, a maze and lots of woodland paths to explore. Shroggs has a great hard surfaced track for riding your bike, scooting or skating on too.  Remember anyone using them must follow the social distancing guidelines at all times.

Play areas are currently still closed and play equipment remains taped off to avoid the risk of infection. There are however, lots of  ideas for things to do in the garden or outside.

The Council’s running tracks, outdoor gym equipment and sports courts also remain closed whilst it reviews the latest guidance and decides whether it is safe to reopen some services.  Stay Active During COVID 19 has lots of resources and inspiration to keep you moving.

If you have trouble getting out or shielding, there’s help to keep you moving indoors safely too.

Find out more
For the latest information and updates on COVID-19 in Calderdale, visit the Calderdale Council COVID-19 dedicated page.

If you are shielding, or showing symptoms of COVID-19, then you should remain indoors, and seek advice from the government website.

For more in depth information on the changes to the rules around physical activity, please see the Sport England Q&A page.

 

10 minute workouts from the NHS and Active Calderdale!

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If you need some ideas and inspiration there are some 10 minute workouts from NHS and loads of ideas on the Active Calderdale Staying Active page for everyone, some 10 minutes and lots longer.

Marie the Active Workforce Lead, has done a couple of 10 minute videos:

https://youtu.be/aHlwCBZ4Ea8  Staircase workout

https://youtu.be/HyRyi8XRAD8     No equipment arms and legs easy workout.

Just 10 minutes a day can help brighten your mood, help with your circulation and overall health. It doesn’t take long, it won’t interrupt your day.

So there really is no excuse!!

Have fun, stay active, stay healthy!

Better Living Team’s Free 10 Week Family Club

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Just a reminder that there is still time to register for the FREE 10 week family club.

Are you and your family looking to be more active and lead a healthier lifestyle? The Better Living Team’s FREE 10 week family club gives you the opportunity to work with instructors who can help you with this in a fun yet informative way. So, what have you got to lose?

The next course starts on Saturday 13 January 2018 for 10 weeks 10am -12pm or 1pm – 3pm.

Call 01422 230230 to book a place for you and your family or for more information email blt@calderdale.gov.uk or lisa.garland@calderdale.gov.uk

Better Living Team’s Free 10 Week Family Club

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Are you and your family looking to be more active and lead a healthier lifestyle? The Better Living Team’s FREE 10 week family club gives you the opportunity to work with instructors who can help you with this in a fun yet informative way. So, what have you got to lose?

The next course starts on Saturday 13 January 2018 for 10 weeks 10am -12pm or 1pm – 3pm.

Call 01422 230230 to book a place for you and your family or for more information email blt@calderdale.gov.uk

Parkruns in Calderdale

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Winter is upon us and you may not feel like getting out and being Active Calderdale in the cold, but there is still a lot you can do in the garden. Being active will make you feel good physically and mentally and keep you warm too!

Another great way to be active with your friends, family and grandchildren is to take part in ‘parkrun’ and here’s a bit of information that might be news to you.

Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs all over the world. They are open to everyone, totally free, organised by a group of local volunteers, held in pleasant parkland surroundings and everyone whether young or old, male or female, fit or unfit, able-bodied or not is always welcome. It’s not about racing, it’s about running at your own pace.

We have 2 parkruns in Calderdale, one at Shroggs Park in Halifax and the other at Wellholme Park in Brighouse. Both start at 9am every Saturday. We also have a new Junior parkrun starting at Wellholme Park in Brighouse on Sunday 17 December at 9am. Junior parkrun is a 2k run for juniors aged 4-14 years old and will take place on Sunday mornings at 9am.

For further information please click on the links below:

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/halifax/

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/brighouse/

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/brighouse-juniors/

New 5-A-Side Football League Starting at Northbridge Leisure Centre

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5 Star Sports Limited are starting a new 5 -a-side football league  on Mondays at North Bridge Leisure Centre from 21 August starting at 19:30. (Please note they were hoping to start these on July 10 but this has been postponed). There will be 40 minute games in a competitive division monitored by an experienced 5-a-side referee. For more information contact 07484 227228.

How can we make Calderdale more active? Have your say!

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We know activity plays a huge part to promote good physical and mental health and wellbeing in people of all ages.

Last year IBM worked with the Council to identify how to encourage more active, healthy and longer lives in the borough. Their recommendations included working with local organisations and people to create even more activities, and giving residents more information about how healthy they currently are to inspire them to make healthy choices.

On the back of that partnership, a new physical activity strategy, Active Calderdale, has been developed that sets out a range of measures to help us become the most active borough in the north of England by 2021.

Now we urgently need your input to make sure the strategy is right. Join us on the journey to a more active Calderdale by giving your thoughts and feedback by Sunday 5 March.

Read the strategy and complete the survey to have your say at calderdale.gov.uk/physical-activity-strategy-2017 and you can also join the conversation on social media using #ActiveCdale