Week beginning 27 February, next Nordic Walking technique course, Cholesterol explained and Pilates on Zoom?

The evenings are getting lighter and spring flowers are popping up all over the place. Hurray!

Cholesterol explained
Keeping an eye on your cholesterol levels has become a important part of modern health care. Heart attack and stroke may cause 60% fewer deaths in the UK than they did a few decades ago, but they’re still a major health hazard. Effective medicines to lower cholesterol and blood pressure have played a big part, but you can also stack the odds in your favour with lifestyle changes. Keeping your weight within the healthy range can significantly reduce levels of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and boost ‘good’ HDL cholesterol, which protects your heart. Exercise can help you lose weight, in combination with changes to your diet. As an added bonus, it can improve your cholesterol independent of weight loss as well. Regular exercise (ideally combining aerobic exercise – the kind that makes you mildly out of breath, with resistance exercises) can cut harmful LDL and raise HDL cholesterol. The best form of exercise for you is the kind you enjoy –  that’s partly because you are more likely to stick to it if it isn’t a chore.

5 tips to help lower cholesterol – Rest Less

Next Nordic Walking Technique course Saturday 11 March 1.30pm tobookBook a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden
Here is more information on the benefits:
Nordic Walking: Benefits, Affects on Arthritis Pain, and How-To (healthline.com)

Pilates on Zoom?
Trying to fit exercise into our day can be challenging especially if you are working full time. I know for some people a Zoom Pilates class might be a lot more convenient. Please let me know if you would like a Tuesday evening 7.30pm Zoom Pilates

Chair Exercise classes for Progress Housing residents
If you know anyone who lives in a Progress Housing home please tell them about a class available for them. It is Chairfit Mondays 3pm Lower House Community Centre Welsby Road Leyland. For more information they can ring me on 07818444841. 

Chairfit and Seated Pilates 
If you or a friend have arthritis or mobility issues a good place to start with exercise is a chair based class.
Mondays Seated Pilates 12.30am             Prospect House
Wednesdays Chairfit       11.30am             Prospect House
Thursdays Chairfit           11.15am             St. Mary’s Community Centre on Broadfield Drive.

Private Facebook group for Do Fitness class members
If you are Facebook user please join our private group so we can keep in touch with each other www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949  
Do Fitness videos
This is the link to all the videos you can use any time Do Fitness Videos – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden and you can make your own playlist of your favourites.
Christine T. is still collecting used stamps for RNIB to help raise funds for people who are affected by sight loss. If you bring them into class I will forward them to her. RNIB – See differently   Thank you Christine for doing this and thank you for everyone who has brought stamps into class!

All classes can be booked through Gymcatch onBook a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden

Monday 27 February
9.30am Move It Mondays    Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                   Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold          Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.30pm Seated Pilates      Prospect House Sandy Lane
6.30pm Nordic Walking       Meet Buckshaw Village Tescos Extra

Tuesday 28 February
11.30am Nordic Walking         Meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra carpark              
1.30pm Zumba Gold               Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 1 March
9.30am Zumba                        Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                       Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Chairfit                      Prospect House Sandy Lane
3.00 pm Nordic Walking          Cuerden Valley  – Berkeley Drive Start 

Thursday 2 March
11.15am Chairfit                       St. Mary’s Community Centre

6.30pm Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane

7.30pm Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 3 March

9.30am Zumba                           Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                          Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold                 Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.25pm Barre/Standing Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
1.15pm Starter Circuits               Prospect House Sandy Lane

Saturday 4 March
Nordic walking                             meet Worden Park

Love from Diane xxx