April News

Dear Readers,
 The big question is: “HOW much should we be doing, how much is enough, what should I be doing? “

In Generation Games we hear these questions frequently. It is not surprising, since exercising, keeping active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is now in the news more and more.

The answer is: as much as you are able to! In fact, you are probably already doing a fair bit without realising it! Walking to the bus stop, shops, with a friend; cycling to do the shopping; gardening; walking up and down stairs (anything that gets your heart rate up) – it all does count.

Government guidelines tell us we should be moderately active for at least 150 minutes per week. A nice way to think of this is doing 30 minute chunks on 5 days per week. And if you join one of our classes that’s already 60 minutes (so you’re half way there!).  Strength exercises are also vital – try to do these twice a week, this could include weight training, carrying heavy loads, heavy gardening. Again, strength exercises are covered in Strength & Balance classes.

NHS guidelines on exercise as you get olderN E W    C L A S S E S !

Kingsmere Community Centre, nr. Bicester 

Big Bold and Balance Parkinson’s class 
Thursdays 1.30 – 2.30 pm, starting 25th April
£2 per session (your first class is free)

Strength & Balance class
Thursdays 2.45 – 3.45 pm, starts 25th April 2019
£4 per session (your first class is free)

Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Rd, Abingdon, OX14 1NS

Strength & Balance class
Mondays 1.15 – 2.15 pm, starts 3rd June 2019
£4 per session (your first class is free)

 Book your place here (please specify Strength & Balance or Big Bold Balance)KEEPING FIT AND FUNDRAISING FOR THE BIG KNIT!

“When not keeping fit, some members of our weekly Thame Chair Based exercise class have been busy fundraising in their spare time.  To date we have made 394 knitted hats (with more to come!).

For further details on the Thame class and other classes in Oxfordshire call 01235 849 403 or visit www.generationgames.org.uk.

Kindly contributed by one of our exercise instructors, Charlene Howlett.       – Editorial: news from partners below –

sent to us by Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
 Do you live in the OX12 postcode area? Your opinion counts!Survey to Plan for the future Health and Care needs in Wantage and Grove (OX12)
We want to know where those services are provided from and where people have to travel to access them. This information will be used to help shape the way services are planned and delivered to in the future.

The survey is launching today and is available at this link:  http://bit.ly/surveyOX12 

Hard copies will be available in public buildings (and your doctor’s surgery) throughout OX12 or by calling 01865 334638 or emailing cscsu.talkinghealth@nhs.net 

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