Cambridgeshire County Council have launched a ‘Stronger for Longer’ campaign. This compliments our Changing lives programme and gives more options for anyone wanting to increase their fitness and strength.
The below information is taken from the Cambridgeshire County Council ‘Be Well in Cambridgeshire’ section –
Stay Stronger for Longer’ highlights how strength and balance exercises help lots of people to keep doing the things they enjoy – for longer.
There are several ways you can improve your strength and balance:
- Have a strength and balance MOT – assess your strength and balance and get advice on how to keep doing the things you enjoy for longer
- Attend a fun and sociable strength and balance exercise class. Find Stay Stronger for Longer courses near you. If you would like to speak to somebody about a strength and balance class and live in Huntingdonshire, contact One Leisure on 01480 388111 or anywhere else in the rest of Cambridgeshire, contact Forever Active on 07432480105
- Watch the videos and / or download and read the Strength and Balance Home Exercise programme booklet to complete the exercise programme in the comfort of your own home. Please read our safety checks prior to proceeding with the home based programme.
- Download the ‘Super Six’ exercise leaflet and try and do the simple six exercises as often as you can.
You can do a combination of any of these at least twice a week, the more the better.