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HOOP Bognor Regis

Project Title: Healthy Hearts Programme
Award: £9,000



HOOP UK (Helping Overcome Obesity Problems) in Bognor Regis will see members of the community whose physical and mental health are affected by obesity take part in a six week ‘Healthy Hearts Programme’.

Fully funded and specially adapted bikes will help to integrate socially isolated people, build their self-esteem and promote a more active lifestyle. Participants will take part in a cycling workshop and weekly cycle ride, with a qualified ride leader.

A six week healthy eating and cookery course will give participants new skills, increase their confidence in the kitchen and help them understand the link between food and a healthy lifestyle.

The project will also focus on mindfulness, helping empower participants to change their weight, lifestyle and health outcomes in a healthy and sustainable manner.

Obesity is one of the main preventable risk factors for coronary heart disease. This funding will help to break down some of the social and emotional barriers to leading a Healthy Heart lifestyle.