Get Moving, Get Active, Stay Fit!
Physical activity is well known to not only improve your overall physical health but also your mental well-being by reducing stress and tension and boosting energy levels. Inactivity is a leading cause of premature illness and death in the UK and as such, we at Heald Green Health Centre 1, strongly believe in EMPOWERING patients to get more active and improve their overall health.
Please see below for a list of local initiatives that may help improve your physical and mental well-being, regardless of your current fitness level. We welcome any information on local groups that may be of interest to our patient population, together with any feedback on groups you may find beneficial to your health.
Cheadle Hulme Park Run
Parkrun is a FREE, WEEKLY, timed 5km run. Our local parkrun is at Bruntwood Park, Bruntwood Lane, Cheadle, SK8 1HX, and takes place every Saturday morning at 9am.
It cost's nothing to join but you will need to register before your first run and bring a printed copy of your barcode to the event.
All participants run for their own enjoyment and as such there is no expectation as to how fast you should be. Run, Jog or Walk...it's all for fun!
For further information, please ask one of our receptionists, doctors
or nurses OR click on this link ...you may well see one of our doctors,
nurses, staff or patients at the next event!
Life Leisure and the PARIS referral scheme
Life Leisure in Stockport has a Physical Activity Referral in Stockport (PARiS) scheme that is designed to help inactive people with chronic mild to moderate medical conditions become more physically active, whilst benefiting from improving their health. A joint partnership between Life Leisure and Public Health, the scheme is delivered by a strong and experienced team of health and exercise professionals, who provide guidance, support and pathways towards health improvement.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THE PARiS SCHEME?
Are you physically inactive (undertaking less than 1 x 30 minutes per week of moderate intensity exercise) and NOT a current member at a Life Leisure facility?
Do you suffer from a chronic medical condition such as Hypertension, Diabetes Type 2, Joint Pain, COPD or Depression?
Have you had a heart attack, Stroke or CABG?
If you feel you are eligible and would like to self refer please visit the website for further information and complete the self referral form. Alternatively, please speak to one of our GPs or nurses.
SKwalkers - the New Beginners Walking Group
A new walking group based in Stockport.
Their aim is to take those who want to develop their walking abilities (further than the 30 minutes typical walking for health distances) up to the next level.
They'll develop your stamina and ability to enable you to walk for approximately 1.5 to 2 hours over a variety of terrains and conditions. This will allow you to join more adventurous walking groups in the future should you wish.
For more information details visit the Facebook page.
Walking Football at Nixons Farm Heald Green
Nixon' Farm are offering a walking football session, in their indoor football pitch, for anyone who still wants to play the game without over exerting themselves ...
Walking football isn’t just for retired individuals but anyone who loves the game and also wants a kick about .....👍⚽️
WHEN? - Every Friday morning @ 9-10am
COST - £4.00 per session
Come and get involved ..... never too late to play ⚽️
Please email for info/ bookings - firstname.lastname@example.org