Health and Fitness

Ref: C3125845

Health education programme consisting of a variety of exercises and health talks. A 40 - 50mins fitness session to improve fitness, agility, stamina, coordination and confidence; reinforced by a short discussion on a variety of health topics that reflect the health issues in the group.

Course aim

To improve learners understanding of Health and Fitness and how both physical health and mental well-being can can work together to allow for positive changes and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • To be able to mention/demonstrate 3 flexibility stretches and 2 benefits of each stretch.
  • To be able to state 3 adverse effects of high cholesterol in the body and how to maintain low cholesterol in the body
  • To be able to mention the 3 food groups and 2 benefits of adding each food group to daily diet.
  • To be able to name 3 benefits of introducing nuts into daily diet and its functions in the body.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Students should wear appropriate clothing for sessions, clothes that will not restrict movement.For example tracksuit bottom, loose shirt & trainers. Aso to bring a bottle of water and a flannel.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

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Health and Fitness


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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