Well Connected will help you get your motivation back!

The Well Connected project wants to re-energise you and your community by providing new opportunities and supporting access to leisure and recreational activities, nature based and creative sessions. You can either try these on your own, as a family or as a community group.

Read more on the Staying Well website

Mixy Marchers Walking Group and beginners Netball

Mixy Marchers is a walking group held by a group of ladies which was set up in Mixenden by Mandy O’Shea. If you enjoy walking, the group is always welcome to new members. The group meets for walks every Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm outside Holy Nativity Church, Mixenden, HX2 8RX.

The walks tend to last up to 1 hour and 30 minutes with suitable clothing and footwear advised.

If walking isn’t really for you then perhaps you might like the idea of beginners netball. Held Thursday evenings from 6pm to 7.30pm at Ash Green Primary School, Lower Site. Just £2 per session to cover the cost of a trainer (Any money left over will be reinvested into the Mixy Marchers fund for further resources and the development of other physical activities in the area).

For further information, find the Mixy Marchers on Facebook here…

Give Walking a Go and Pledge to Try20 this Month

Dis you know that this month is National Walking Month. Living Streets is asking the nation to give walking a go and pledge to #Try20. They’re challenging you to see if you can walk 20 minutes every day throughout the month.

There are lots of easy ways to fit walking into your day – at work, once you clock off, with your family and at the weekend so you can walk your way to happiness this May.

Feel-good reasons to #Try20

  • Feel the burn – burn calories and increase your metabolism
  • Feel fitter – improve heart health and blood pressure
  • Feel brighter – a 20 minute walk can boost your mood
  • Feel connected – discover new things in your community

Living Streets offers 20 tips for keeping you on track that you can find here.

As part of NWM, 21 – 25 May is Walk to School Week. A generation ago, 70% of us walked to school – now it’s less than half. We want to reverse this decline. We want children to be energised and empowered, and to make walking to school their natural choice.

 

Tai Chi & Qigong for Health and Happiness

Tai Chi Tigers are taught in the traditional way to help you understand and appreciate the basic principles – to appreciate and benefit from Tai Chi & Qigong exercises to help improve health and wellbeing.

Join Tai Chi Tigers and stay healthy & active with classes taking place in various venues throughout Calderdale on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

No equipment is needed, no floor work and most of the sessions can be done, or adapted, for seated practice.

Wear loose comfortable clothing and flat flexible footwear, bring a bottle of water with you if you would like to.

Click here for detailed information on classes or visit taichitigers.co.uk to find out more about the group or call 01422 240730.

Staying Well in Siddal – St Mark’s Community Open Day

Fancy taking up a new interest in the community or want to meet new people? Then come along to the Staying Well Community Open Day at St Mark’s Church with taster sessions and more.

Tuesday 28 March 2017 – 10am to 2pm
At St Mark’s Church, Whitegate Road, Siddal, HX3 9AD

Call Carol Oswin on 07834 047135 for further details or just turn up on the day.

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Staying Well in Boothtown – Community Open Day

Meet groups, try some taster sessions, and tell us what you want to see more of such as exercise, crafts, coffee mornings, gardening and much more at the Staying Well Boothtown Community Open Day.

Thursday 30 March 2017 – 10am to 2pm
At Boothtown Methodist Church, Boothtown Road, HX3 6EU

Call Andrew Mitchell on 01422 356365 for further details or just turn up on the day

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Challenge yourself with the Overgate Hospice 5 & 10k run

overgate-run-2017Challenge yourself and join the 5 & 10k run challenge and help raise money for Overgate Hospice.

Sunday 2 April 2017 – 9.30am (Registration from 8.30am)
At Trinity Academy, Shay Lane, Holmfield, Halifax, HX2 9TZ

Entry fees from February

  • 10k: £14 non affiliated / £12 Affiliated
  • 5k: £12 Adult / £8 Child (Aged 16 & Under*)

* 5k – children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Click here to register online or for information call 01422 387121 or email fundraising@overgatehospice.nhs.uk