Couch To 5k

Taking up running can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit.

NHS Couch to 5K will help you gradually work up towards running 5K in just 9 weeks.

There is also a free downloadable app for smartphones


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Strength Exercises

Strength exercises like these can be done at home to improve your health and mobility.

Do not worry if you have not done much for a while – these strength exercises are gentle and easy to follow.




Parkrun Practice

We are very excited to announce our news… We are Carlisle’s first Parkrun Practice!


What is Parkrun?

Parkrun is a free, 5k event that takes place every Saturday morning 9am, year-round (even Christmas Day!), at Chances Park, Morton, Carlisle, CA2 6JP. Each parkrun is coordinated entirely by local volunteers and they are accessible for people of all ages and abilities. There is also a 2k junior parkrun for 4-14 year-olds and their families on Sunday mornings.


What’s so great about it?

There is no need to run at parkrun and junior parkrun, each participant is encouraged to stick to a pace they feel comfortable at. Thousands of people walk the event with a
companion, jog along with a dog or even join in as volunteers and spectators. Whether it is to be part of a supportive, welcoming community, gain fitness, make friends, learn new skills, try something new or simply be active in the fresh air, everyone has their own reason to attend a parkrun. It is also a great way to help clear your head, build up your confidence and mindset.


Why is CHC promoting it?

The initiative aims to improve the health and wellbeing of health care staff, patients and carers, reducing the need for lifelong medication. In 2017, the 1.11 billion prescriptions dispensed in communities across the UK cost £9.17bn. Health care practitioners at Carlisle Healthcare will be ‘prescribing’ parkrun to our patients with an aim to encourage our patient population to get involved!

If you like the sound of it already, you can sign up by clicking the link here but make sure you print off your personal barcode and take it with you to each parkrun or you won’t be timed!

Leaflets are available to pick up from reception desks and promotional information will be displayed within the waiting areas.

If you are in two minds, please do not hesitate to contact the surgery.