Healthy Ageing Week

The theme of the Healthy Ageing Week is mental health. During the Healthy Ageing Week, from the 4th till the 13th of October, you can go on a journey through the city and the province of Groningen to learn more about mental health. Discover what mental health really means, why it is such an important topic and what you can do to take good care of your body and mind. We made a selection from the 49 healthy activities.

Go hiking

Multiple days – Sitting is the new smoking, which is why we are all going to hike during the Healthy Ageing Week. Multiple organizations are preparing route. You could for example get to know Chiwalking, a new way of walking that’s super healthy for both your body and soul. Or enjoy nature in the province together with Sanne, who will show you how nature can help you to get in touch with yourself and to relax.
 

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Open-air meditation

12th of  October – During the Open Air Yoga Festival you can enjoy yoga, music and meditation at some special locations. You can participate in four open-air yoga clinics for free. There is yoga in the countryside, in a church, on the dike and at the Noorderplantsoen. At the latter, yoga is combined with music during a special concert.
 

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Go biking with the forester

10th and 13th of October – Forester Annet will take you on a nice bike ride through the Roegwold. You will see reed marshes, peat lakes, the Schildmeer and many birds. Prefer cycling through the nature of the Westerkwartier? Then go on a tour with forester Marieke. With her you will cycle approximately 25 kilometers through special landscapes and lovely villages. This way you can enjoy the silence, both around you and in your head.

 

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Checkers for everyone

6th till the 11th of October –If you want to stay in shape, you need to work out. That is not only the case for your body, but also for your brain! No worries, it doesn’t require doing boring exercises, you can simply play some checkers. A game of checkers is packed with strategy and strategic thinking is something you need every day. That is why everyone can participate in this checkers workshop from the gentlemen of het Fitte Brein. Who is going to win?
 

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Get a free lifestyle check

9th of October - Do you want to know how fit you really are? Come to the coziest living room in Groningen, participate in the lifestyle check and get a healthy snack. De healthy living room is the ideal place to start a concersation about a healthy way of living and to get inspired to improve your health step by step.

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