Do you want to get back to physical activity but the word “sport” scares you a little? Does the prospect of going to the gym turn you off and running turns you off? No worries: the sports and health centers are made for you.
There are 138 of them across the country, the goal is to create up to 500 by 2022: “The national system was inaugurated in 2019, explains Guillaume Gauthier, sports and health officer at Fontainebleau. (Seine et Marne). Its purpose is to welcome and guide anyone who wishes to practice, develop or resume physical activity for their health or well-being. “
An advisory and information role
Concretely, you are 60 years old – but the age does not matter – you want to do a gentle physical activity of your choice without paying a fortune but you do not know who to contact? The device is there for you. “We are not a sports hall, continues Guillaume Gauthier. Me, if you come to see me, I will be able to direct you according to your desire, your form, towards the adapted association which will answer your age, availability, motivation, physical condition. The sport-health center has an advisory and information role on the benefits of physical activity. “
The advice is free and will guide you, for example, quietly towards a Nordic walking association (one of the few to continue during the Covid because outdoors), qi gong, Pilates, muscle building or other gentle activity without any constraint. and your choice. Responsible at that time to pay the contribution to the association: “We are a link between people and the right interlocutors,” continues Guillaume Gauthier. Our mission is successful if we take pleasure in physical activity, in an association where we find people with the joy of sharing. “
There is also prescription sports
In Fontainebleau, the sport-health center has another hat: “We are a resource reference center,” continues Guillaume Gauthier, to provide information on the Prescri’forme device. »It gives attending physicians the opportunity to prescribe physical activity adapted to patients. “Sport is a medicine,” says the Bellifontain. The device is interested in people who are suffering from long-term or chronic illnesses. “
Concretely, a doctor prescribes physical activity to the patient by prescription according to his pathology. The sports-health center is responsible for finding qualified and trained sports educators. Prescri’forme is also very recent and not all doctors know about it. But it starts to come and the Social Security takes it into account. In Fontainebleau, 50 patients are already in good hands.
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