Different people have different ways as to how they classify and define health. The word ‘health’ comes from the old English world ‘healthe’ which means wellness in the soul, mind and body. There are many different definitions of health. Health as defined by the English dictionary means the state of condition of a person’s mind or body. Well being in the same dictionary is defined as good health, happiness and comfort. According to the World Health Organisation:
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
Getting Involved in the Community
If you want to make a difference to your local community then why not be a volunteer? You can help the community and develop your skills at the same time. Volunteers do all sorts of things, so you’re bound to find something that suits you:
- Leisure opportunities
- Community Support opportunities
- Local Projects
- Long Term Objectives
The RI lifestyle programme provides the community with a range of local attractions, events, activities and services to get you and your family active. Our aim is to help you ‘Be Active, More Often’ in and around the Borough and see our beautiful |country, live a healthier life by keeping fit |Gym or activities |healthy walk and to do something that you may never have tried before, |like volunteering to lead a walk. To also increase your level of physical activity, in order to improve your health.
Every life matters
Health and well-being matters to everyone
Whatever your background, whatever your job, whatever your interests, we all have one thing in common, we want to stay healthy and feel good, both physically and mentally. It’s impossible to enjoy life without it.
2010 was a fantastic start. It saw the principles of health and wellbeing embraced at all levels. Out in the community, people took up new hobbies, launched themselves into exercise plans, and gave their time as volunteers. At a strategic level, big businesses and organisations got on board, acknowledging the role of health and wellbeing and working to embed it into their long-reaching plans on issues such as transport, health care and employment.
It also established the five key ways that we can all improve our health and wellbeing. Over the next decade there will be hundreds of ways to play your part – so keep a look out on the website for up-to-date news.
The five ways to health and wellbeing are:
Connect - Be Active - Keep Learning - Give
Health & Well-being Workshops
We support you in every way we can by providing access to workshops and courses
Sometimes we may not be able to provide the right support and guidance. So we will ensure we signpost you to the correct support personnel or organisations.
Activities & Clubs
Our aim is to establish over 100+ activities from sporting to Yoga to reading clubs to fitness training
Volunteering and Helping Others
We always believe that the more you give, the more you receive. Helping others and supporting our local community goes along way in creating a more harmonious and supportive community.
Since 2006 we have been supporting local communities. We have assisted and benefited over 10,000+ people across the world. Over the last 2 years alone we have supported over 60+ families get out of debt, 5500+ people have received food packs and over 500+ students have received our educational packs.