Free weekly workshops for the chronically ill, Saint-Amand-Montrond and Bigni-Valene

In his file as sports education, health, fitness and sports educator on medical prescriptions, Gail Bergeron lists eight good reasons to exercise: “Maintain shape, reduce stress, strengthen your immune system, control your weight, maintain social connections, Improves the quality of sleep, its concentration and its well-being “, calculated by the Olympic and Sports Regional Committee (CROS) formed with the clubs of Center-Val de Loire and TT Sud Cher, Chatemulant and St. Peacock Triathlon, where he is licensed.

“Fight inactivity, reduce risk or prevent”

Until June, he leads free workshops on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in the Family Department of St.-Amand-Montreux, Avenue Jean-Giraudox, and on Friday in the table tennis room at L’Enclos des Charmes. , Bigni-valenaye.

A partnership with the Territorial Hospital Group (GHT), labeled Maison Sport-Santé in September 2020, the Divisional Olympic and Sports Committee (CDOS), the Carmel Association, the Pes Berry Saint-Amandois, the City of Saint-Amand-Montrond and the Valenzuela Municipality – “To fight against physical inactivity and to reduce or prevent risks related to chronic diseases (diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s, cardio-respiratory diseases, cancer, osteoarthritis, obesity, thyroiditis, etc.”).

Tolerance, balance, strength, flexibility

“The goal of health and wellness sports is for people with chronic illnesses of all ages, without any functional limitations or minimal limitations,” explains Gal Bergeron. We need a lot more to get them back in action because most of them are already in captivity and there is a lot left since they were taken prisoner. “

For the first session, the sports educator gives an interview and some tests, “It depends on where you go and exercise. We fit fitness to suit everyone’s pathology, abilities and needs. A

The workshops focus on four main areas: endurance, balance, strength, and flexibility. “Most of all, confidence, the bond between people, underlines Gail Bergern, who is committed to passing on what she has learned for her own good. In Bigny, where the April 8 session began, some have already made impressive progress.

An offer will be made across Pays Berry Saint-Amandois

Creating a health sports offer is one of the aims of Pays Berry Saint-Amandois, which, as part of its Second Local Health Agreement (CLS), seeks to make health a business for all, among other things, through education. Treatment of the patient.

Pace Berry Saint-Amandois: The new local agreement seeks to make health a business for all

“We have the funds to set up Entrelax, physical, cultural and leisure activities, within the four municipal communities of the region, from September,” said Veronica Galpin, facilitator of CLS du Pace Berry Saint-Amandois.

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