From Depression to Action -Salma’s Story

Salma talks to us about the benefits of time attending our classes. Talking Art de-stresses me. It’s my time on a Friday. First, I get to do the aerobics class, then afterwards I come to the Talking Art. It’s brilliant. I made new friends. I found out about this center

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Some inspiration to help you beat Blue Monday

Blue Monday is, apparently, the most depressing day of the year. But it doesn’t have to be! Why not reclaim Blue Monday as the day you decide to start something new with The Active Wellbeing Society; whether that’s exercise, social activity, or a combination of both. Need some inspiration to

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Free cycling activities set to launch in North Solihull

A new Bike Hub, based at North Solihull Sports Centre, is set to offer free cycling and wellbeing activities for adults and children thanks to the Active Communities initiative led by The Active Wellbeing Society in partnership with Solihull Council Delivered by the Big Bike Project, and funded by Sport

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Activities in Parks over the Christmas period

Active Parks supports Birmingham residents to participate in a wide range of physical activities to improve health and wellbeing whilst having fun. There are all sorts on offer to suit every member of the family – from walks and runs to Zumba, Tai Chi and tennis. To help inspire you

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Our Streets, Our School.

Road closure event in Kings Heath Who cares if there aren’t enough glue sticks? We talk to children at Kings Heath Primary School about the pending road closure, their campaign and life at school.   Many schools around Birmingham and the rest of the UK are closing Friday afternoons in a

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Join the Birmingham food conversation

Birmingham wants to hear from you about how you feel when it comes to food and the food choices you make. Creating a healthy, affordable and sustainable food environment is key to making the city a place where all citizens can thrive and achieve their potential. Here at The Active

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Social prescribing – A holistic approach

According to a recent report physical inactivity is responsible for 1 in 6 UK deaths, this is equivalent to smoking and costs the UK an estimated £7.4 billion annually (including £0.9 billion to the NHS) GPs and health care providers have now began prescribing physical activity rather than relying fully

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Couch to 5k- Gemma’s Story

Couch to 5k is the perfect way for a beginner to start exercising. It uses a structured programme with realistic and achievable targets to help remove the barriers people face when running for the first time. The 9 week plan starts with a mixture of walking and jogging to gradually

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