New Year, New You

By NickiBlake on January 2nd, 2013 - comments

It’s that time of year again when we’re all making New Year’s Resolutions and most of us are thinking about being active, keeping fit and eating healthy.

Active Lincolnshires Partnership can help!

Useful Links

Physical Activity Guidelines – Being physically active every day is important for the healthy growth and development of everyone, aged 0 – 100. This pages provides a guideline for physical activity for your age group, with top tips on how to be more active.

Get active your way – Everyone keeps active in different ways; you may be busy at work, school or with your family, but there are still plenty of ways to keep active and have fun.

10-minute workout at home – Burn calories, lose weight and feel great with our 10-minute home workout routines.

Play sport

Find a sports club – Our club database contains details of more than 300 sports clubs in Lincolnshire – search for a sport or specific club in your area, and get in touch!

Find a sport – Find out more information about a specific sport, who to contact in our area or where your nearest clubs are.

Play inclusive sport – Lincolnshire is well supported by key partners that provide a wide variety of opportunities for people with disabilities.

Bike hire across Lincolnshire – Through the Bike 4 Life scheme, bike hire is available at four venues across Lincolnshire with safe cycle routes nearby and equipment available to hire.

Start jogging – Jog Lincolnshire is an exciting new county wide project which aims to encourage people to be more active by jogging on a regular basis.

Sport for 14 – 25 year olds – A national Sport England programme to encourage 14 – 25 year olds to take part in more sport – funding is provided to local clubs to offer six or eight weeks of sport at a reduced rate.

Join an inclusive gym – The Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) is a national programme that supports leisure and fitness facilities to become more inclusive and accessible for disabled and non-disabled people.

Join In – A national campaign to encourage sports clubs and leisure facilities to offer their facilities for free on one weekend across the whole of the UK – this will continue into 2013, supported by Lincolnshire clubs and venues

Become involved as a Coach, Volunteer or part of a Sports Club

Attend a Sports Forum – Active Lincolnshires Partnership offers free support to sports clubs and organisations at a number of events and forums throughout the year.

Create links between schools and local sports clubs – School/club links aim to create many opportunities for young people to compete inside and outside of school.

Volunteer – Volunteers are at the heart of sport; without them sport across Lincolnshire would not take place, and there are lots of ways to get involved.

Become a Sport Maker – A national Sport England programme to develop 40,000 new sports volunteers by September 2013 – in Lincolnshire, we’re aiming to recruit more than 500.

Become a Coach – Active Lincolnshires Partnership aims to support all sports coaches and physical activity instructors across the county, and there are a number of courses and qualifications that coaches should attend.

Attend a course – We run a number of generic and specific coaching courses to help you develop as a sports coach or instructor.

Organise a Community Games event – A national programme celebrating the London 2012 Games and beyond; a chance to create a special moment in your neighbourhood or local area

Live a healthier lifestyle

Start walking – Walking is the easiest, cheapest and one of the most sociable ways to become more active.

Family fun with Fit Kids – Do you have children aged 8-11? Do you find it hard to encourage them to eat a healthy diet and get an hour of exercise every day? Fit Kids is a weight management programme for families with children aged 8 – 11 years who are overweight.

Be referred to exercise – Exercise Referral is a 12-week programme for adults aged 18 plus with a medical condition that would benefit from exercise.

Receive support from Health Trainers – Health Trainers reach out to people who are in circumstances that put them at a greater risk of poor health.

Exercise to music for the Over 60s – Vitality is a programme of exercise to music for those aged 60 years plus.

Eat healthier and grow your own produce – Community Cooking is about building confidence, developing knowledge and improving skills around healthy eating and cooking.

Play New Age Kurling – New Age Kurling is an adapted version of the Olympic sport of Curling, and anyone can get involved.