Movement and Activity

Managing Musculoskeletal (MSK) Conditions with Physical Activity

One Gloucestershire has put together a leaflet on information on how many musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions can be effectively prevented and self-managed with physical activity.

Please view their leaflet below:

Active Gloucestershire

Get your family and friends together and run, walk or cycle as Gloucester is transformed into a giant game.

Website: www.activegloucestershire.org

Walk 4 Life

Want to know where to walk or know how long a walk you do regularly is? Do you want to find someone to walk with? All of this is possible and more…come on in!

Website: www.walk4life.info

Moving Medicine

In the United Kingdom, physical inactivity is the fourth greatest cause of ill health with negative impacts on health, social and economic outcomes for individuals and communities. Moving Medicine provide clinicians and allied health professionals with accessible, evidence based, collaboration with experts, professional bodies and charities representing patients and healthcare professionals in each disease area.

Website: www.movingmedicine.ac.uk

Benefit from Activity

Exploring the benefits activity can have on medical conditions.

Website: www.benefitfromactivity.org.uk

Everybody active, every day

An evidence-based approach to physical activity.

For more information, please read this booklet.

Do you have older parents, family or friends that may be susceptible to falls?

Are you an older person that wants to become more active, fitter, stronger and protect yourself from falls? Fit for Life is a specifically developed exercise class for active older people.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/fitforlifegloucester

Telephone: 01452 393 605

Website: www.activegloucestershire.org/events-and-campaigns/fall-proof

See also the Fit For Life Gloucester leaflet PDF.

Dr Chatterjee

Dr Chatterjee has created a conscious, long-lasting approach to weight loss that helps to find the best solutions that work for you.

Website: www.drchatterjee.com

5 Minute Kitchen Workout

Get Britain standing

In recent years a variety of major international research has produced compelling evidence that sitting for more than 4 hours each day leads to:

  • Enzymes responsible for burning harmful blood fats shutting down.
  • Reduced calorie burning (Metabolic rate).
  • Disrupted blood sugar levels.
  • Increased insulin and blood pressure levels.
  • Leg muscles switch off.

Website: www.getbritainstanding.org

Parkrun Practice

Aspen Medical Centre is delighted to have partnered with Gloucester City Parkrun to become a ‘Parkrun Practice’. For those of you that don’t know about Parkruns, they are free nationwide events – every Saturday morning – that revolve around completing a 5km route in open spaces. Many choose to run but others push buggies, walk their dogs or amble round while chatting with friends. They are run entirely by volunteers which makes them an incredibly supportive and friendly environment to get out and feel good about yourself.

If you want to be competitive then by registering you receive a barcode that records your time and how many runs you have attended, which can also be a great motivator.

By becoming a Parkrun Practice we intend to practice what we preach (with members of staff also joining in), as well as promoting the events through posters and in consultations as a really important way you can take control of improving your own physical and mental health.

More details of the local run will be noticeable on your next trip to Aspen, but in the meantime more information can be found here. Warning, it can become addictive!

We Can Move

We Can Move is aimed at getting everybody more active by integrating  physical activity into daily lives.

Visit the We Can Move website here

Sustrans

We’re the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle.

Website: www.sustrans.org.uk

Get fit for free

The secret to getting fit for free is to use every opportunity to be active.

For more information please visit, www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/free-fitness-ideas.