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Here's the weekly Get Active column, written by Fenland District Council physical activity coordinator Hettie West...

Summer is officially here and what better time to get more active than when the sun is shining down on us, and the days are long.

Let’s use this opportunity to take the first steps to living a more active lifestyle and try to get back to reaching our recommended daily activity guidelines, as set by the NHS: 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity/75 minutes vigorous intensity activity per week.

Playing tennis (58169251)
Playing tennis (58169251)

There’s plenty on offer around Fenland, but it’s important to find something that’s right for you, that you enjoy, so it doesn’t feel like a chore, that fits into your lifestyle and daily routine.

Most important of all, it’s important to start your journey with physical activity in a way that suits you and is appropriate to your abilities.

Starting slowly with a 10-minute brisk walk each day and gradually building up to include a jog, some gym classes or some team sports is a great way to increase your physical activity slowly but surely without overdoing it and causing injury or burnout.

Active Fenland has a number of programmes on offer this summer, so there’s something to suit everyone- and all our sessions are ideal for beginners, try it outers and returners! Check them out below:

BRAND NEW Ramblers Wisbech Mindful Wellbeing Walk- starting at Wisbech park bandstand, lasting around 60 minutes (Fridays 10am);

BRAND NEW Cardio Tennis! @ Neale Wade Academy (Thursdays 6-7pm- please contact the email below for details);

Forever Fit- Hudson Leisure Centre, Wisbech (Tuesdays 11:30am-12:30pm);

Badminton- Hudson Leisure Centre, Wisbech (Mondays 6-7pm for Beginners and 7-8pm for Intermediates, Wednesdays 7-8pm for ladies-only);

Active @ Home booklets- available via post

For more information on any of the above sessions please contact activefenlandbookings@fenland.gov.uk or 07874 893 316.

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