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Walking Netball in Oxfordshire

General health and well-being can make a big difference to someone’s quality of life, whatever their age. Eating well and keeping fit are important. Walking Netball is ideal, as someone can start gently and build up gradually, aiming to do a little more each session. Older people who take part in Walking Netball will see many benefits: lower heart rate and blood pressure, less fat, more muscle and better mobility.

  • The British Heart Foundation advocates for regular physical activity in order to reduce the risk of heart disease.

  • Alzheimer’s Society tells us that exercise is beneficial for physical and mental health, and may improve the quality of life for people in all stages of dementia.

  • Cancer Research UK advocates physical activity as a way of reducing risk of cancer and other illnesses and they tell us that physical activity is potentially beneficial during and after cancer treatment.

 

You may be surprised by how much fun walking netballers can have, how much fitter and healthier they will feel and how much they can achieve. And it’s not just health benefits – Walking Netball also offers the benefits of social interaction.

Oxfordshire is delighted to support Walking Netball at the following venues:

Learn more about the benefits and rules of Walking Netball on the England Netball website >
Keen to become a host? Learn more here >

Contact our Netball Development Officer, Alison Hathaway for more details about getting involved!