Free Exercise DVD for over 50’s

By on February 4, 2016

Get more Active – with Free Exercise DVD from Go for Life to Help

 

If you’re over 50, Go for Life is giving away its Get Active exercise DVD to make it easy for you to get more physically active.   The DVD features six workouts including a warm up and warm down, seated exercises, some activities that will help you improve your balance and strength and a session to get your heart beating a little faster.

 

To get the DVD, call Go for Life on 1800 303 545, give us your address and we’ll post it out to you.  If you’d like, we can contact you a few weeks later, check how you’re getting on with becoming more active and if you’re interested in getting more support, sign up for Go for Life FitLine.

FitLine is a free telephone service.  It’s like a smokers quitline except it gives you the motivation you need to get more physically active.Among the quotes received from those who have already benifited from Fitline is “ FitLine gave me the push I needed to stop making excuses, to get up and get the bike out on the road again and  get active”   Our Fingal based mentors can arrange a time to ring you every few weeks until you’re happy with your progress.  You can use the DVD or you can get help to work out an activity routine that suits your lifestyle.  The mentors are volunteer older adults themselves who’ve been trained to motivate and encourage you to be active.

 

People interested in getting the DVD or getting more active can call Go for Life for free on 1800 303 545 or between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

For further information contact: Ciara Dawson, Age and Opportunity:  gfl@ageandoppotunity.ie 01 805 7733;

 

About ‘Go for Life’

Go for Life is the National Programme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People.  Go for Life is an Age & Opportunity initiative which is funded by Sport Ireland (Irish Sports Council).

Further details about the Go for Life Programme can be found on www.ageandopportunity.ie.  The Go for Life Steering Committee is chaired by Robert Grier and is made up of representatives of Sport Ireland, Age & Opportunity, the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament and Active Retirement Ireland.

Age & Opportunity is the national not-for-profit organisation that promotes opportunities for greater participation by older people in society through partnerships and collaborative programmes. Other initiatives include Bealtaine – the national arts festival celebrating creativity as we age.

The Health Promotion Department of the HSE Dublin North East works to promote, implement and support health initiatives that encourage older people to participate in regular, moderate physical activity, in collaboration with statutory and voluntary bodies.  Further information on health promotion work undertaken by the HSE is available on www.healthinfo.ie.

Fingal Sports Partnership’s/Kildare Sports partnership’s  mission is to increase the number of people participating in sport, exercise and physical activity in Fingal/Kildare. In achieving this mission they place particular focus on young people, teenage girls, women, people with disabilities, minority groups and older people.  Further information on Fingal Sports Partnership is available on http:www.fingal sports partnership.

WHO recently recognised FitLine as a great way to encourage and motivate people to be active.  This endorsement is a real boost to the programme as although it’s based on a successful model in America, it was only tried for the first time in Ireland in county Louth in 2009.  Its success there has encouraged Go for Life, the national programme for sport and physical activity for older people, to expand the service to other areas.


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