New Let’s Ride Pop-up

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Come and join us at Calthorpe Park on Sunday 20 August from 12pm for a taster of all things cycling in Birmingham at the new Let’s Ride Pop-up.

Let’s Ride Pop-up is a free monthly event which gives you the chance to ride a traffic-free cycle circuit as many times as you want, at a pace that suits you.

For those wanting to take things up a gear, British Cycling Go-Ride coaches will also be available to help you improve your cycling skills, and local Ride Leaders and Breeze Champions will be there to tell you more about other cycling opportunities in Birmingham with HSBC UK Guided Rides and HSBC UK Breeze.
http://po.st/LRPUBham

This Girl Can Big Sleuth Event

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Well done to all the Women and girls who took part in our Big Sleuth This Girl Can event on Sunday 13th August – don’t forget to send us your comments to be in with a chance to win £50 of Love2Shop Gift voucher. Click here to give your feedback

Cycling in Birmingham

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Looking to get out on your bike this Spring?  Why not take a look at whats on offer in your local area

See full details in the pdf below

BBB ‘Spring’ Prog 2017

Wellbeing Survey

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Some Interesting things you told us in the Spring 2016 Wellbeing Survey

Health and happiness

Around 30% of people said they don’t feel that healthy and that they’re not that happy. 

However, when we looked at the relationship between happy people and healthy people, we found that 84% of those who said they felt healthy also said they were happy.

So it looks like if you want to be happier being healthier may help and doing any sort of physical activity will help you be healthier,

Physical activity

When we looked at the relationship between happy people and the activity they actually do there were some clear winners!

  • 1st        Walking the dog or Group Fitness Classes
  • 2nd         Playing with children or swimming
  • 3rd        Running or gardening

The good news is that 60% of everyone we spoke to said they want to do more physical exercise – which is great!

When asked what they’d like to do, some clear favourites emerged:

  • 16% go for a swim
  • 12% go to the gym, attend a fitness session or group class
  • 11% go for a walk
  • 10% go cycling
  • 9%   have a dance
  • 7%   go for a run or jog

 

Use of parks

Many of these activities you can do yourself in your local park and it looks like using your local park has a very positive link with your health and happiness.

  • 41% of panellists who use parks rate their health as good or very good vs only 25% for those who don’t use parks
  • 26% of those who use parks are very happy (score 9 or 10 for happiness rating) vs 17% from those who don’t use parks

 

So if you want to stay healthy and feel good why not visit your local park or Wellbeing Centre where we offer access to facilities and sessions free of charge as part of the Be Active scheme. Please follow the links below.

ParkLives Birmingham

 

Looking for support?

Are you looking for help and support for your free activity day?  We may be able to help

Visit http://beactivebirmingham.co.uk/support

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