What is the course about?
With your full-time job a thing of the past, there should be more time for exercise and a healthy diet. However, the sofa and TV can be tempting unless we find something more enjoyable to do. How can we find new ways of getting enough of the right sort of exercise and the right diet?
What will we cover?
How to find and commit to a regular activity
Aerobic exercise - what is enjoyable (and safe) for the older participant?
Exercise choices for mobility, strength and flexibility
What could replace our cravings for salt, sugar and alcohol?
Switching off – trying to overcome our 21st century addiction to “busyness.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Name one preferred method of getting regular aerobic exercise
Name one preferred method of getting regular exercise for strengthening and flexibility
Identify 2 new healthy food or drink choices
Identify a preferred way to switch off.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The tutor is a semi retired BBC producer who will share her own experiences of keeping fit, along with a guest speaker. There will be a hand-out with useful contacts.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Pen, paper, notebook.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Further retirement for beginners’ courses.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to
Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details.