What is the ‘Move More’ Scheme?
Put simply, this physical activity scheme is designed to help support you in becoming more active. Our team of mentors are on site for FREE consultations to help you explore the various ways of becoming more physically active.
What is physical activity?
Physical activity is any body movement that works your muscles and requires more energy than resting. Brisk walking, running, dancing, swimming and yoga are a few examples of physical activity!
What’s so good about physical activity?
Physical activity has been linked with the prevention of diseases such as CVD, Obesity and type two diabetes. On top of that, just an hour of physical activity a week could prevent mental illnesses such as depression. Regular participation in physical activity has been linked with weight loss, strength gain and improved physical and mental health; ultimately leading to an improved quality of life.
How to get involved
Getting involved is really easy!
All consultations are FREE!
What physical activities does the UoD Move More programme offer?
Couch to 5K- Exactly what it says on the tin. This physical activity programme aims to support you as you progress from walking to running a 5k in just nine weeks! Simply download the FREE NHS couch to 5k APP, choose a trainer (Jo Whiley, Sanjeev Kohli, Sarah Millican and Michael Johnson) and get inspired! To help support you on your journey, drop-in coaching sessions are held every Thursday from 12-1pm at the sports hall (kedleston road) for just £2!
Costs- £2 per session
Active10 APP- Just a 10 minute brisk walk every day can make a huge difference to your health. What is brisk walking? A faster walk than usual! Enough to get your pulse raised! The FREE Active10 APP helps you to track the amount of brisk walking that you do on a daily basis. Simply download the APP and start with just 10 minutes of brisk walking a day. Then who knows? You may find you gradually increase as you go! Social Sport- Ranging from badminton to touch rugby, to volleyball; a variety of social sports take place at the university sports centre for just £2 a session. This is a great way to become more active in a fun and social environment! You don’t have to be a seasoned pro to get involved in sport!
Pay as you go: £2 per session
Social Sport Membership: £30 (student), £40 (staff) If you have a full sports centre membership, you have access to all sessions!