Bodywork is our new health and fitness workshop designed to educate around the obesity epidemic and other health related problems, which plague our young people here in Britain. A number of key factors play a role in contributing to this problem:
- Easy access to cheap, calorie-rich, nutrient-poor foods and drinks
- An increasingly sedentary lifestyle, both in parents and children
- An increasing cultural acceptance that being overweight is “normal”
- Living in increasingly obesogenic environments (that encourage obesity)
Bodywork looks at what we eat and how this effects the body, good foods and bad foods, food swaps, the effect exercise has on the body, the consequences of a bad diet and inactivity, and the positive outcomes a good diet and exercise has on the ability to concentrate and learn.
The workshop is filled with fun activities to challenge young people with them taking ownership of things they can do for themselves and each other. Finally our Futsal Fitness programme is used as a tool to inspire and get young people moving. This is a great way for young people to have fun exercising to traditional South American music and connecting with the origins of this wonderful game