In the week that Public Health England launched awareness about the importance of improving lifestyles now to aid a healthy retirement, the Saints has confirmed that the club’s Move Like A Pro programme will start in early April.
Public Health England’s research has shown that improving lifestyles in middle age can double the chances of being healthy at age 70.
Three-quarters of men aged between 45 and 64 are classified as clinically obese, which can cause heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.
Move Like A Pro will give men in this age bracket the motivation and support they need to get themselves active and ultimately lead longer, healthier lives.
Based at Franklin’s Gardens and led by the Saints’ team of community coaches, the FREE 12-week programme is a partnership between the Saints, Premiership Rugby and the Movember Foundation and is designed to inspire a legacy of long-term lifestyle change.
The first session will be on Tuesday, April 5th and will run between 6:30pm and 8pm, with sessions running on Tuesdays thereafter.
The emphasis is on fun, with achievable goals and made for men who currently take little, or no physical activity in their daily lives. The programme encompasses not just physical activity, but also the practical tips and tricks to improve all-round well-being for the rest of the week.
“We’re really excited because of the potential of Move Like A Pro to get men moving and really change the face of men’s health,” says Wayne Morris, community and corporate social responsibility director at Premiership Rugby.
“There’s a rising obesity problem across England and we believe that Move Like A Pro will be a really powerful first step to getting fans more active, through the power of Premiership Rugby clubs to draw men in and help them live healthier, happier lives.”
For more information and to sign up to join Move Like A Pro, visit www.movelikeapro.co.uk.