Health and Wellbeing

 

Aquaerobics class

 

Our Active Options

Physical activity promotes a number of positive health outcomes; improved physical and mental health, quality of life, social connectedness and disease prevention.

We recognise that becoming more active can be a challenge especially when living with a long-term health condition, so in order to support health-enhancing physical activity, we have developed a number of accessible and affordable programmes that provide a supportive environment in which a person can be become more active.

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Active Strength and Balance

Our level one and two classes are suitable for people who have problems with activities of daily living, may have limited standing balance and who walk with an aid.

The focus of this class is to work with people to maintain and improve their strength and balance to help prevent falls and enable people to live as independently as possible. The class also provides an opportunity for participants to meet new people within their community.

Feedback

"I feel happier and I am able to talk to different people"

"It has substantially reduced my levels of anxiety"

"I am able to look after myself, use public transport and feel much better"

"I can't describe how beneficial this class has been for me, Instructor and volunteer are very motivational"

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Active Options 2 class

 

Feel Good Friday

These fun and interactive sessions will focus on physical health and wellbeing.

Visitors can enjoy a range of different activities  including; seated movement, games, relaxation  techniques and even hand and arm massage.

Sessions can be enjoyed by anyone living with dementia or experiencing memory difficulties, as well as family or friends who can provide support.

For more information please contact;

Stacey Venables 
Call 01383 602209  
Email stacey.venables@fifeleisure.org.uk

Linda Aitken 
Call 01592 204541  
Email laitken@alzscot.org 

 

Feel Good Friday

 

Walking Football

Get back into the beautiful game

Walking Football is a great way to keep active, if you can walk, then you can play. Don’t forget no running, no slide tackles, it’s a free kick if you do!

Available at;
Cowdenbeath Leisure Centre
Duloch Leisure Centre
Kirkcaldy Leisure Centre
Michael Woods Sports & Leisure Centre

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Walking football
Walking group

 

Active Circuits

Our level three and four classes are suitable for people who may have minimal problems with activities of daily living, may require a walking stick for additional support or who are independently mobile, with no problems with balance.

The focus of the class is to maintain and improve cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance and balance. The class also provides an opportunity for people to meet other people within their community.

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"I have more enthusiasm and energy, gives me something that's just for me, I look forward to my class every week"

"It has improved my self esteem and made me aware of my health and how I should help myself"

"Made me think how much I could relieve pain with exercise"

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Walking Football

Back to Fitness

The importance  of physical activity has been recognised as a strategy in the management of back pain. Back to Fitness enables participants to develop an exercise programme including core strengthening and mobility exercises supporting them to be more active.

 

Walking group

Move More Fife

Evidence shows that being active can play a vital role in helping prevent a recurrence of cancer, can slow disease progression, as well as reduce the side effects and consequences of cancer treatment. Move More Fife is part of Macmillan Cancer Support's national campaign to ensure that people living with cancer are supported to become physically active, both before, during and after their treatment.

 

Cardiac rehab class

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation is recognised worldwide to reduce the risk of a further cardiac event. The programme provides important information and activities to help individuals address their risk factors and regular attendance will improve emotional, mental, social and physical health and wellbeing. The programme is delivered in partnership with Fife Cardiac Rehab Services.

 

 

QuitFit 

In partnership with NHS Fife’s Central Stop Smoking Service's Team, we are offering a 4 week fitness pass to participants who sign up to the Quitfit programme. 

The service is available to communities throughout Fife and offers smoking cessation advice and peer support in a community-based setting, encouraging physical activity to boost long-term positive healthy behaviour change at the time of the quit attempt. 

Sessions are held weekly on Tuesday evenings at Cowdenbeath Leisure Centre (passes can be used in any FSLT venue). Please attend at 5.30pm for your first visit then from 6.00pm - 7.00pm thereafter. 

For more information contact:
Email:
fife-uhb.StopSmoking-DWF@nhs.net
Telephone: 01383 565340

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Health and Wellbeing Strategy

 

 

For more information on our Health and Wellbeing programmes please email or call:

 

HealthWellbeing@fifeleisure.org.uk
Telephone: 01383 602209