Published: Wednesday, 10th August 2016
More than 100 current and past participants of Broadland District Council’s health referral programme, Broadly Active, took part in a range of sporting activities at the scheme’s celebration event at Sprowston High School on Tuesday 9 August.
Broadly Active is a 12-week scheme promoting physical activity for health and wellbeing. People can join the programme by being referred through a health professional.
The event celebrates the achievements of those who are either currently on or have recently completed the scheme, encouraging them to continue keeping fit by trying new activities and meeting local like-minded people.
The day offered participants the chance to try new and different sports sessions including archery, seated Tai-Chi, aqua-fit and Nordic walking.
Chairman of Broadland District Council, Cllr John Ward attended the event, taking part in some of the activities on offer alongside Cllr Claudette Bannock, member champion for sport and Phil Kirby, chief executive of Broadland District Council.
Cllr Bannock said:
"Broadly Active aims to change behaviours so Broadland residents can have a healthier lifestyle and improve any medical conditions, but the scheme isn’t just about fitness. Many of the participants are older people who could become isolated after the loss of their spouse.
"Broadly Active helps residents re-engage with their communities, making new friends who can support each other to keep up their new fitness routines. The celebration day showed us all what is on offer around the district to help us maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle."