Are you one of the thousands of people regularly using a resistance band?
Do you wonder if it’s making a difference?
You can now track your progress using our new online assessment.
The Resistance Band Self-assessment is now live on the Worcestershire County Council website. It’s easy to follow and helps you track your progress by completing assessments over 12 weeks, at week 1 and week 12.
Start your assessment here What are resistance bands? | Worcestershire County Council
Resistance bands are strong, elastic bands that can be used to exercise all parts of the body. They can not only build and maintain muscle strength but can also improve your strength and posture, increase mobility, and help with joint pain. Ten minutes using a resistance band is all you need to make a difference.
Free resistance bands are available for collection from all Worcestershire Libraries. Find a library | Worcestershire County Council.
Councillor Karen May, Cabinet Member with responsibility for health and wellbeing at Worcestershire County Council, said:
“We are really keen for people, especially those over 50 years, to use a resistance band to help them live healthier and longer lives. The assessment tool is the latest addition to us keep on moving, keep strong and flexible and ultimately protect our health.”
Worcestershire County Council’s Public Health project, Living Well for Longer, promotes positive mental and physical wellbeing, with the aim of empowering people to maintain their independent lives for as long as possible.
You can find out more about how to improve your health span or long-term health and the Living Well for Longer Project here: Living well for longer in Worcestershire | Worcestershire County Council.