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There May Be No Silver Bullet for Loneliness, but Physical Activity Is Unbeatable Ammunition in Our Fight Against This Growing Issue

Posted: Tue, 04 Sep 2018 10:26 by Mrs Kristen Hall

There May Be No Silver Bullet for Loneliness, but Physical Activity Is Unbeatable Ammunition in Our Fight Against This Growing Issue

Active Norfolk's Ryan Hughes writes about loneliness amongst older people, and new ways of thinking to help combat this growing condition.

Tags: Mobile Me, loneliness, older people

Creating the Right Physical Activity Offer for Young People

Posted: Wed, 25 Jul 2018 13:24 by Mrs Kristen Hall

Creating the Right Physical Activity Offer for Young People

Satellite Clubs bring sport to young people in local venues and attract those who are not typically very sporty. Children and Young People Project Officer George Webster writes about the impact one club is making on young people in Norwich.

Tags: Satellite Clubs, children

#ThisGirlTries

Posted: Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:44 by Mrs Kristen Hall

#ThisGirlTries

Reflections on a life less sporty - "I might not be the girl that can, but I can be the girl that tries"

Tags: Hockey, This Girl Can

What Makes Great Coaching?

Posted: Fri, 08 Jun 2018 10:15 by Mr Gareth Samuel

What Makes Great Coaching?

Written by Aaron Roberts
To celebrate the first ever Coaching Week in the UK, Sports Development Officer at Active Norfolk, Aaron Roberts, outlines why coaching is so important to the structure and overall enjoyment of sport as well as what makes a great coach.

Tags: Active Norfolk Staff Blog, Coaching principles, Great Coaching

How Physical Activity can Support People Living with Dementia

Posted: Mon, 21 May 2018 15:59 by Mr Gareth Samuel

How Physical Activity can Support People Living with Dementia

Written By Ryan Hughes
My experience helping to provide activity opportunities to Norfolk's older population has given me a world of enjoyment and the chance to see first hand the astoundingly positive impact regular physical activity can have on quality of life.

Tags: Dementia Action Alliance, Dementia Action Week, Mobile Me, Physical Activity

Mental Health and Stress - The Baby Factor

Posted: Mon, 14 May 2018 11:49 by Shelley Ames

Mental Health and Stress - The Baby Factor

This week is Mental Health Awareness week, with a focus on stress. Stress takes a lot of different forms and affects people differently, so I wanted to share some thoughts about my own recent experiences with poor mental health.

Tags: Mental Health, Parkrun

Enjoying the Norfolk Countryside this May during National Walking month

Posted: Thu, 03 May 2018 12:26 by Mel Brown

Enjoying the Norfolk Countryside this May during National Walking month

There is nothing I like better than walking through the countryside with my Golden Labrador, Teddy. Walking gives me time to reflect on things and clear my head. It allows me the time to take in all the sights and sounds of the natural surroundings and feel at peace.

Tags: Walking

Improving Workplace Health Through our Sports Competitions

Posted: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 15:10 by Steven Hitcham

Improving Workplace Health Through our Sports Competitions

Following the Active Workplaces Men's 5-a-side Football Cup, here's my take on the importance of having an active and healthy workforce.

Tags: Workplace Health

Using  Sport to Remember, Honour, and Raise Funds for a Friend Lost to Bowel Cancer

Posted: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 12:08 by Ellen Vanlint

Using Sport to Remember, Honour, and Raise Funds for a Friend Lost to Bowel Cancer

As Bowel Cancer Awareness month draws to a close, my hockey mates and I said goodbye in our own way to one of our own who was taken too soon.

Tags: Cancer, Hockey

With Mental Health and Sport, There’s All To Play For

Posted: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:57 by Sam Watts

With Mental Health and Sport, There’s All To Play For

Physical Activity Project Officer Sam Watts gives his account on the important role sport is playing in supporting men with poor mental health in Norwich.

Tags: Football, Mental Health

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