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Women only exercise

Verdon Recreation Centre, Verdon Street

Tuesday 1:30-2:30pm FREE

We will be having a short break during Ramadan, last session June 8th, but will be continuing during the summer holidays, starting back Tuesday 27th July 2015.

This exercise session consist of activities tailored to the participants level of fitness, such as aerobics, circuits, floor work, resistance bands, Zumba and weights.

Please arrive by 1:20pm as doors close at 1:30pm for security.


Verdon Recreation Centre, Verdon Street

Tuesday 6:30 -7:30pm, £3 per person

No sessions during Ramadan, sessions restart 28th July 2015.

Chronic pain support Group

Sharing tips on pacing, relaxations, and stress relief for the management of pain. Free massage included.

Next sessions: 19th May 2015 / 2nd June 2015 / 16th June 2015 / 30th June 2015

Women only support group

Women who have suffered or suffering from Domestic Abuse come along and talk to likeminded people to forget about the past and have fun.

Next sessions:

St Cuthbert’s Church, Barnsley Road. 10am -12pm

Monday 11th May 2015 / Monday 1st June 2015 / Monday 15th June 2015

Ramadan break may be decided at last session.

Healthy eating during Ramadan

With Ramadan around the corner here are some healthy tips for those who are fasting:

• Choose complex carbohydrates to help release energy slower during the long hours of fasting e.g. basmati rice, brown rice, wholemeal flour, lentils, chick peas, kidney beans, wheat and oats

• In the short space of time you have to eat and drink, drink as much water as possible

• Try and avoid drinking tea, coffee and fizzy drinks as they all are diuretics, which means you flush the fluids out through urine causing dehydration

• Avoid deep fried foods such as Samosa and Pakoras

• Avoid high fat and sugar foods, such as Asian sweets and chocolate

• Try cutting down on the amount of oil you use in curries

• Try making chapatti without oil or butter

• Bake or grill food

• Try fruit salads/water rich fruit for dessert with low fat yoghurt, kheer with skimmed milk and 1 teaspoon sugar.

• Include salad in every meal

• Avoid opening fast with burgers, kebabs or pizza as fast food is fatty and salty causing you to spend the following day very thirsty and hungry (trust me I know)

Don’t forget if the sun is shining like it did last year, it is very important to avoid a prolonged length of time in the sun as this will cause dehydration, which may cause faintness. If you’re thinking of cutting down on smoking, Ramadan is a very good time to start!

For Healthy Asian recipes, go to and download the” Healthy meals healthy heart” booklet. Please feel free to collect a copy from Sorby House (whilst stocks last).

Ramadan Mubarak!! May this Ramadan be the best and healthiest one yet!

Quit Smoking

Have you ever thought of stopping smoking? Did you know that Sheffield has an NHS service that can help you to quit?

Yorkshire Smokefree Sheffield at ‘The Quit Stop’, 39, Charles Street, Sheffield, S1 2HU is open 6 days a week and with trained advisers based at over seventy venues throughout the city, including Burngreave. We are a FREE, friendly and confidential service and have already helped over 10,000 Sheffield smokers to quit successfully.

Don’t worry – you don’t have to quit in your first visit; your adviser will help you to pick and mix the support that will suit you. You can quit face to face with an adviser, by telephone – even on Sundays, or using our new on-line support programme. Why not use all 3 ways to quit for good!

Advisers provide you free advice and information, tips for beating cravings, and support to help you quit for good. This includes information on Nicotine replacement (if you have free prescriptions we are usually able to give you a voucher for product e.g. patches or gum).

Visit us at or call for more information on 0800 612 0011(free from landlines) or 0330 660 1166(free from most mobiles). Advisers are available 9am to 9pm Mon-Fri and 9am to 4.30pm weekends.

Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do for your health and with our help, you are four times more likely to succeed!

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