Charity Aims to Help People With Learning Difficulties Through Sport

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A charity has highlighted the reduced life expectancy of people with learning difficulties and called for action through sport to help improve their health and fitness. Special Olympics Great Britain organises year-round sport for people with learning, or intellectual, disabilities. The charity believes that encouraging them to engage in sport can not only help to […]

Success Regime initiative

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The Success Regime is a national initiative that was first announced in the NHS Five Year Forward View in 2015. The aim is to support areas with deep rooted and persistent pressures, where financial deficits and service shortfalls create serious challenges for health and care in the future. Mid and South Essex is currently on […]

Disabled People Invited To Join Free Fitness Instructor Course At Brentwood Leisure Centre

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  InstructAbility, a multi award winning project joins forces with Brentwood Leisure Centre to offer disabled people a FREE opportunity to become qualified fitness instructors. A few months ago Brentwood Leisure Centre provided a voluntary placement for InstructAbility student, Sam Brooker. Sam has subsequently been offered some paid work and the opportunity to gain further […]

Sight Impaired and Would Like to Sail?

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Blind Sailing is a registered charity. Their aim is to help blind and partially sighted people sail at all levels. They organise regular training sessions and racing events, providing coaching and help to enable novices to learn to sail and advanced sailors reach their potential in racing. Blind Sailing has two different disciplines: Fleet racing […]

Fitness Myth!

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Fitness Myth…… Doing lots of stomach exercises will ‘get rid’ of my fat stomach- false!! This is because abdominal exercises, such as sit ups only target a small proportion of muscles in the body. It burns few calories and fails to raise the body’s heart rate. What will help you ‘get rid’ of that fat […]