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National Men's Health Week with CITC

  • 14 June 2010 14:29
  • Posted by Damaris Treasure

National Men's Health Week starts today, 14th June, and this year is all about physical activity.

The goal is to get a million men more active by 2012. If you're not taking as much exercise as you should, why not become one of them?

Men's Health Week 2010 will be the first ever national campaign designed to specifically encourage men to become more physically active and CITC are proud to be involved.

Using football as a vehicle we are running a range of schemes that will help men take part in more sport, get health advice, and learn new skills and qualifications

Higher levels of physical activity could make a big impact on your life – physically active men have a 20-30% reduced risk of premature death and up to 50% reduced risk of developing major chronic diseases. Men who walk or cycle for at least 30 minutes a day have a 34% lower risk of dying from cancer than the men who do less exercise or nothing at all.

See below some of the schemes that you can get involved with through CITC:

Premier League Health

Twice a week, up to 30 participants per session take part in football and health activities at the Sporting Edge Sports Centre in Openshaw.

The project is backed by the New Football Pools and the Premier League. Sessions take place on Monday and Wednesday between 4pm and 6pm and activities include football, badminton, boxing and basketball.

Success Through Sport

This project is aimed at unemployed men between the ages of 18 – 25 and gives participants the chance to take part in weekly sports activities at two different venues in Manchester.

Activities include football, badminton, basketball and boxing and take place at:

The Manchester College, Hyde Road, Manchester M12 6BA
Every Tuesday 1pm – 3pm

The Platt Lane Leisure Complex, Yew Tree Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 7UU
Every Thursday 1.30pm – 3.30pm

MCFC Health Trainers

If you are a Manchester resident and want to find out simple and easy ways to take part more in physical activity and lead a healthier lifestyle then contact the NHS Health Trainers based with CITC.

Speaking at a Premier League Health session City’s Argentinean defender Pablo Zabaleta said: “It’s important that everyone takes part in regular exercise and these schemes are a great way for men in East Manchester to get involved with Manchester City and also get fit and healthy.”

For more information about any of these programmes please contact Steven Turner in the CITC office on 0161 438 7836 or e-mail steven.turner@mcfc.co.uk.

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