This is a fun fitness and health education project for vulnerable and deprived young people in Hackney who are living unhealthy lifestyles and are/at risk of becoming overweight/obese. We'll engage over 100 teens providing weekly aerobics, dance and cookery classes culminating in a countryside trip
It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1129447)
These young people are either overweight/at risk of becoming overweight and are developing bad eating/living habits that will affect the rest of their lives. Poor socioeconomic backgrounds increase their risk of obesity. Teens who are obese often develop an inferiority complex, may not be good at sports and have lower rates of school attendance leading to exclusion. They're often the brunt of much bullying besides being at risk of developing many illnesses such as diabetes.
This project will engage 150 teens aged 13-16 in aerobics and fitness sessions, dance classes and nutrition & cookery classes culminating in a hiking trip in the summer. The weekly aerobics sessions and dancing classes will increase their agility, physical stamina and cardiovascular endurance leading to improved fitness and weight loss. Additionally, the weekly cookery classes will give them the skills to cook healthy meals and snacks empowering them to make healthier food choices.
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