Walking basketball is designed to improve fitness through cardio exercise but also brings social inclusion, creativity, passion and can increase confidence. No Basketball Skills are necessary.
This activity we have found to be helpful with post operative patients looking for rehabilitation,mobility and motor skills.
People with Mental Health issues have found that this activity and the socialising aspect helpful.
A combination of Diabetes,High Blood Pressure,Obesity can Lead to greater risk of Heart Disease,Stroke and other conditions affecting blood vessels.
Some of the causes can be :-
Genetic Inherited,Being Overweight,Litle or no Physical Inactivity
What can help prevention or lessen the risk :-
Lose Weight, Get Active and Eat Well
Patients with psychiatric illness may have a predisposition to Metabolic Syndrome that is exacerbated by a sedentary lifestyle, poor dietary habits, limited access to care and adverse effects from medication used to control their symptoms.
Mental Health/ Wellbeing
We all want to feel good about ourselves and be able to get the most from our lives.Good wellbeing is also important for physical health it can help to achieve set goals.
Self esteem and self confidence are a part of wellbeing and they give you a feeling you can do what you want to do.
Essentially: Feeling good and Functioning well.
There are 5 steps to Mental Wellbeing
Connect: Meet a group of new people, or some you may already know, develop friendships.
Be Active: Join in the activity at you own pace and make it a part of your life.
Keep Learning:May never have played before, or if you have, new rules to learn.
Give to others:May only need to be a smile or a thank you. Getting a drink for someone or volunteer to help in the sessions.
Take Notice:Be aware of every moment, how you feel in your thoughts and body. It can change how you approach new challenges.
Sefton Stars a founding member of WBUK are accredited to deliver this wonderful sport through its team of qualified and friendly coaches.
If you would like information on the nearest session to you contact Tommy Walsh
Tel: 0151 5268368