Bath & North East Somerset Council is launching a new online programme to help people become more active and improve their health and wellbeing.
Using the latest technology, the unique personalised programme highlights the benefits of everyday physical activity such as cooking, washing the car or grooming the dog and supports users to get moving.
The programme is being offered free to seventy five people who live in and around the Chew Valley area who would like to move more, but feel they may not have the funds, time or confidence to access more traditional exercise courses, or who may not have services or leisure facilities on their doorstep.
Councillor Bob Goodman, cabinet member for Development and Neighbourhoods said “This is a great way for people to get personalised feedback on their daily activity levels and encourage them to move more and sit less. Exercise isn’t just about going for a run or to the gym, any physical activity can have positive health benefits be it housework, gardening or playing with your children. This programme is a great way to monitor your activity and get more active.”
The online programme has been designed by KiActiv® and is being delivered by the council’s partners Better Leisure.
Users are provided with a personal online account to view their daily activity data which is collected by an activity monitor. Regular support is also provided by a trained mentor throughout the 12 week programme.
Participants will need access to a smartphone and a computer/tablet with internet access. They also need to be well enough to move more daily and be resident in Bath and North East Somerset or registered with a B&NES GP.
If you are interested in enrolling or would like to find out more, visit http://www.movemore.kiactiv.com or call 01225 486918 and leave a message.
Alternatively, members of the team will be at Timsbury YMCA in North Road Timsbury on Monday 18th February between 10.30am and 11.30am. The Community Library will also be in session, alongside curling and Boccia.