At New Forest District Council’s Health and Leisure centres we cater for all age groups with our youngest customers being just 6 weeks old and some of our eldest in their 90s.
Currently the 5 centres attract over 1.6 million visits per year, mostly from local people whilst also playing host to many local sporting events and important meetings, and providing an alternative for
staying visitors on a rainy day.
Our aims are inevitably linked in with the other Brand New Forest initiatives.
By encouraging people to ‘Exercise Local’ we can improve people’s health and wellbeing which in turn gives our community more energy and enthusiasm to enjoy their local area. Programmes such as the GP Referral schemes and cardiac rehabilitation where we link with the Primary Care Trust, have given some people a new lease of life so they can enjoy our great outdoors and local attractions.
Local people make up a big proportion of the local workforce and a fitter workforce is proven to maximise efficiency and the prosperity for businesses.
We believe by working together to encourage communities to exercise locally will benefit everyone.
This year the Big Spin Tour, a 100bike group cycling sponsored event will raise money for the New Forest District Council Chairman’s Charity; The Stroke Association. Why not arrange your own ‘Exercise Local’ activity and build a buzz throughout your local community?
NHS Choices Website
The Department of Health defines exercise as a planned episode of physical activity to improve or maintain a person’s health or fitness. Physical activity is any form of activity that requires a person to use more energy than when they are resting.
For further information, please visit the NHS Choices website.