Get on your bike for World Diabetes Day

HELP IS AT HAND Ken Ebbens
HELP IS AT HAND Ken Ebbens
Pudsey the bear and St Thomas More headteacher Colin Flanagan Picture: Habibur Rahman

Children in Need: Pudsey Bear cycles around primary school

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TO MARK annual World Diabetes Day tomorrow Hayling Island-based Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation (DRWF) has teamed up with the Pyramids leisure centre in Portsmouth which will be hosting a cycle challenge throughout the month for members.

Gym members will be taking on a 1km cycle challenge and have the chance to fundraise by donating to DRWF online at justgiving.com/BHLiveWorldDiabetesDayCharityChallenge.

The Pyramids likes to support local charities and the importance of exercise.

The management of Types 1 and 2 diabetes is an excellent message to promote for World Diabetes Day

The Pyramids is pleased to be working with DRWF to highlight just how easy it is for people to go to their gym and receive help and advice to improve their fitness and overall health.

The gym has a wide range of cardiovascular equipment, resistance machines, free weights, television screens and a dedicated stretching area.

The centre offers more than 45 weekly exercise classes ranging from aqua aerobics to zumba, providing support and advice to help people achieve their health and fitness goals.

Sessions are available either on a pay-as-you-go basis or as part of a BH Live Fitness membership package.

The Pyramids views it best to support DRWF by promoting the importance of exercise for everyone and especially for those people living with diabetes as exercise helps to lower blood glucose levels and so is very important for the management of Type 2 diabetes.

People who exercise regularly generally have lower blood pressure, lower heart rates and improved circulation.

DRWF said it was delighted the Pyramids was getting behind World Diabetes Day in this way and that it is so important that people understand the contribution exercise can have in staying healthy or as part of managing their condition.

DRWF is delighted BH Live gym has launched this initiative and is really grateful for the fundraising of its members.

The Pyramids Cycle Challenge is an opportunity for people to also take part throughout the month.

Pyramid members have set themselves a target of raising £300.

n For more information on the Pyramids Centre visit its website pyramids.co.uk.

To find out more about DRWF, contact Claire Levy on (023) 9263 6138.