‘Energetic Waterways’ scheme promotes well being and health amongst over 55s

'Active Waterways' scheme promotes health and fitness among over 55s


A NEW mission is encouraging folks over 55 to get lively and wholesome whereas having fun with the waterways – with Northwich and Middlewich amongst six hubs within the space.

The Canal and River Belief is main the ‘Energetic Waterways’ scheme, backed by £222,000 of Nationwide Lottery funding from Sport England and in partnership with Energetic Cheshire.

Challenge leaders Anika Neill and Emma Hicks can be working onerous over the subsequent 21 months to recruit new Energetic Waterway volunteers to get entangled with supporting and initiating actions.

They will even be organising a variety of well being and wellbeing occasions and teams within the six hub places of Northwich, Ellesmere Port, Middlewich, Macclesfield, Congleton and Audlem.

The mission will even attain out to present neighborhood teams to extend their exercise ranges.

Sport England analysis exhibits that inactivity amongst folks over 55 is liable for simply as many deaths as smoking.

Anika Neill, Energetic Waterways mission supervisor, mentioned: “It is a fantastic probability for us to supply new well being and health alternatives for older folks in Cheshire.

“We all know our canals already supply nice methods to benefit from the huge outdoor for walkers, boaters, joggers, anglers, cyclists and paddleboarders.

“We hope this mission will attain individuals who might not be used to being lively regularly. Life actually is best by water and in Cheshire we now have among the most lovely rural waterways within the nation.”

See the Canal and River Belief web site, electronic mail [email protected] or [email protected] or name 07990613700.


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