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EVERY FRIDAY 6pm at AIRDRIE FOOTBALL STADIUM (Cost - £5 per session)
Walking football is a fun and entertaining way to bring people together. Both the companionship and the excitement of the game is helping large numbers of people across the UK feel less isolated while keeping fit.
Walking Football is ideal for over 50s, however at Diamonds in the Community we would welcome anyone who feels that participating would be a beneficial activity for them.
Walking football offers a multitude of health benefits to older people such as reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke while improving blood pressure.
Positive changes in postural balance, blood pressure and resting heart rate, lowered cholesterol, improved blood sugar levels, bone density, and improving reactions whilst slashing the odds of suffering from type 2 diabetes - all indicators of general good health.
Mental health benefits of Walking Football
There are also many psychological and mental health benefits to playing Walking Football - namely high levels of personal reward and satisfaction with reduced levels of stress and exertion while playing, despite working physically hard.
Social health benefits of Walking Football
There are also significant benefits for any older people involved in a Walking Football environment or club who perhaps don't always want to play but can engage in other aspects of the sport or club such as administrative roles.
Interested in joining? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Working in partnership with Waysiders & Drumpellier Rugby FC we will be introducing Walking Rugby sessions in the near future.
All the same benefits of Walking Football aimed at Rugby fans or someone looking for something a little different.
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