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Exercise sessions in the community

Exercise sessions in the community

to support your strength and balance

Dance To Health

Dance To Health programmes are for people aged 50 and over who live or work in Dudley Borough or have a Dudley GP. The programme is a fun and sociable way to add physical activity into your life. Which can help build strength and balance.

Delivered in five locations across the Dudley Borough. Programmes are free and run weekly for up to 90 minutes. With 30 minutes for tea, coffee, and a chat with fellow dancers.

Regular attendance on the programme can help:

  • Reduce falls by 58%
  • Reduce aches and pains
  • Increase independence and quality of life

No experience is necessary. Exercise options are available either seated or standing dependent on ability.

Dance to Health DVDs are available to loan from the following libraries: Dudley, Stourbridge, Kingswinford, Sedgley, Halesowen and Brierley Hill.

 

For more information or to book a place contact Dance To Health.

Email: dudley@dancetohealth.org

Call Jodie on 07470799540

Dance to Health website

Strength and balance exercise classes

  • Free 13-week (weekly) strength and balance exercise programmes for older people.  These sessions take place at the Healthy Hubs
  • These are exercise programmes for older people who feel unsteady on their feet or have fallen
  • You will be given exercises to do at home and provided with an exercise band and booklet to support you
  • Contact Dudley Falls Prevention on 01384 815190 or email fallspsi@dudley.gov.uk

Park Active and Green Fit

For more information on Park Active and Green Fit please contact the Healthy hubs.

All older adults should build up to 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity each week.  The activity may raise your heart rate, make you breath faster and feel warmer.

As we age it is really important to build extra activity into your week.  This will help maintain or improve your strength and balance.  Good balance will help you to avoid falls. Increased strength in your legs will help you to get back up onto your feet if you are unlucky and have a trip or slip.

Twice a week should be your goal – but do it more often if you feel you can.