Getting Glasgow City Council Staff to Move More

MM glasgow eventA few weeks ago the Move More Glasgow team joined the Glasgow City Council Health Roadshows to tell staff from Glasgow City Council about the physical activity programmes available in their area. As well as having an information stand to tell people about the Move More Glasgow programme (which offers anyone affected by cancer a menu of opportunities to become more active), a health walk was on offer around the streets of Glasgow and one of the Level 4 cancer rehab instructors led a few 15 minute taster sessions.

The staff could gather information about the services for personal use but also to pass onto family, friends, colleagues and clients. In addition to information about Move More there were also representatives from the Macmillan@Glasgow Libraries Information and Support services, Healthy Work Lives and staff could take part in other activities including getting a hand massage and having their cholesterol checked.

Overall this was a great way of telling the staff at Glasgow City Council what is available to them and their clients in Glasgow. By putting on this event it gave council members and influential others a demonstration of the fantastic programme. Events like this can gather support, volunteers and potentially funding opportunities so if it sounds like something your project could benefit from why not plan one?

The team will be joining the health roadshow on their next stop around Glasgow in a few weeks and we look forward to hearing more about how they raise the profile of the Move More Glasgow programme.

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Get walking with Paths for all

MMPaths for all is the Scotland equivalent of Walk for Health (mentioned in a previous post) and we’re working with them alongside Sport Aberdeen to deliver an extensive programme of health walks for people affected by cancer in Aberdeen city.

Walking is a fantastic activity for those who are just starting to be more active and the walks are free, sociable and of varying difficulty so anyone in the community can partake. The enthusiastic volunteers who lead the walks have all completed their training so are able to help you get the most out of a healthy, enjoyable walk, whatever your pace.

It’s a great opportunity to get together with likeminded people with similar life experiences and challenges or even leave those same things behind!

For more information please contact markbrown@sportaberdeen.co.uk or call 01224 577729. You can also access the Paths for all website here: http://www.pathsforall.org.uk/