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    • Zoë Freedman
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      A discussion thread about physical activity.

    • Zoë Freedman
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      Move it or Lose it – who help older people to live active healthier lives – has launched an online Club to help older people and those with long term health conditions to stay active and connected while they are at home. Thanks to the Tackling Inequalities Fund from Sport England and National Lottery, they are able to give six months free membership and a free resistance band to those referred through social prescribing.

      The Club includes exercise videos for all abilities including seated and standing routines, stretching, balance, beginner’s ballet, and jazz, strength circuits, seated Pilates and more. There’s also live exercise sessions every weekday. And the Social Club has art sessions, book club, healthy eating tips, quizzes, pharmacist’s and physiotherapist’s advice and cookery sessions so there’s lots to do and friendly people to chat with online.

      Please use this form to nominate a patient for 6 months free membership here – https://www.moveitorloseitclub.co.uk/nominate-an-older-person/

      Here’s a link to find out more about the Club: https://www.moveitorloseitclub.co.uk/about-us/

      For any queries please contact Julie Robinson at club@moveitorloseit.co.uk

    • Zoë Freedman
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      42% of UK adults admitted they are sitting for at least 14 hours longer a week, a new poll from ukactive has revealed.
      – 78% of UK adults have spent longer sitting down per day during lockdown
      – 42% of respondents have spent more than two hours a day longer sitting
      – 27% report sitting for more than three hours extra per day
      – 15% say they are sitting for more than four hours extra per day

      What steps can we all take to make sure we break up long periods of sitting?

      I know it’s tough. I’ve been working from home since returning to work from maternity leave in May last year. With a toddler too there’s no time in the day for exercise. So I try and get out for a walk as my lunch break as many days of the week as I can. What other ideas have you got for stopping sitting down so much?

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