Horsham District Wellbeing April Newsletter

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Health and Wellbeing

April 2021


A fresh start

As we leave March behind, spring flowers have started to bloom, the days are getting longer, and winter's chill is fading away. To celebrate 'National Gardening Week' on 29 April, we've put together some ways to improve your health and wellbeing by enjoying the outside and getting stuck into gardening. 



Virtual WOW courses

Staying motivated during any healthy eating and fitness plan can be hard. If outside pressures become overwhelming, our team are here to help you kick start your weight loss journey. 

Our informative 12 week online courses are a mixture of one-to-one coaching and small group sessions. 

You will receive the expert advice and support from our friendly course leaders as well as our WOW toolkit to help keep you on track (British Heart Foundation Eat Well Guide, food & exercise diary, weight tracker card, recipe and exercise booklets and a resistance band). If that wasn’t enough you will also have the option to choose a free activity/exercise session to attend on a weekly basis!

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New Wellbeing Centre

Last month we said we had some exciting news to share, and this month we can reveal what it is! We are thrilled to announce our brand new pop up Health and Wellbeing Centre is opening very soon!

We recognise that the last year has come with a range of challenges, so as a result of this, we hope to provide a space and opportunity for you to reflect, talk and think about how a few small changes to your health and wellbeing can help you move forward in a positive way. 

Our friendly team will be on hand to explain the support that is available to help you work out what you think you might need to help you achieve your goals. You can find information on losing weight, healthy eating, getting more active, quitting smoking, cutting back on alcohol and lots more!

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Get Active with us!

If you're new to exercise but don't know where to start, then look no further than our Get Active courses starting this month. All of our 10 week courses are aimed at people who want to take their first steps to getting active and are delivered by friendly, qualified and experienced instructors.

Every step counts, make signing up your first! 

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Back to Fitness

This course offers participants a great introduction to exercise in a small and friendly group. This is perfect if you are looking to get active and enjoy the outdoors. You will get a taste of all sorts of exercises and our friendly instructor will tailor exercises to suit all individuals.

Monday 19 April at 6pm in Horsham Park

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Exercise to Music

A fun choreographed energising traditional aerobic Exercise to Music class with some strength and toning work. Learn easy-to-follow routines, get fitter, tone, release stress and have fun. Low and high impact options included so class suits everyone.

Tuesday 20 April 2021 6pm & Thursday 22 April 2021 9.30am  

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Pilates focuses on balance, posture, strength and flexibility. It's suitable for people of all ages and is aimed at people who are taking their first steps to getting active. The instructor will get in touch before the session to find out more about you and talk you through what to expect.

Monday 19 April 2021 at 6.30pm 


Learn to Run

A step-by-step course for beginners aiming to help you go from walking to jogging over a 10-week period. Improve your fitness, confidence and ability within a fun and supportive group. 

Wednesday 21 April 6pm in Horsham Park

Exercise To Music and Pilates courses are held online, while Back to Fitness and Learn to Run will take place in Horsham Park. 

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Move more, sit less!

‘On Your Feet Britain’ is the national activity awareness day when 2 million desk-based workers across Britain participate in a variety of fun and simple activities to sit less and move more at work.

This is your chance to see how much ‘sitting time’ you can reduce. Aim to convert sitting time to standing time and take a look at our top tips to get you started.  

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Community Link

Community Link are a small team of friendly advisors helping vulnerable residents across the district to live independently with the use of telecare/telehealth devices.

These aids enable someone to call for help if required and can also be considered an 'aid' for daily living.

Community Link offer ongoing support to a range of different people including signposting to partner services, assistance with benefit checks, reassurance calls and much more.

If you think they may be able to help a family member, friend, or someone you support, you can give them a call on 01403 215230 to find out more or email community.link@horsham.gov.uk.

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Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month aims to raise public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.

Individually we need to understand what is causing us personal stress and learn what steps we can take to reduce it for ourselves and those around us.

What can you do for your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing today? Check out some of our ideas!

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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, where Bowel Cancer UK aim to raise awareness of bowel cancer, save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer. Bowel Cancer is more common in the over 50s but it can affect people of all ages. Around 268,000 people living in the UK today have been diagnosed with the disease.

Being aware of the key symptoms and visiting your GP if things don’t feel right can help increase chances of an early diagnosis, and could save your life. It’s the UK’s second biggest cancer killer but it shouldn’t be. It’s treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early.

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