Monday and Tuesday (1hr).
Workshop supervised by Cédric Bobin – Adapted physical activity coach/instructor.
Physical education, from pleasure to health: evaluate, train, pass on, support.
Bring the patient, through physical and sporting activities, to reflect on their physical and mental health, at times when they are feeling fragile, or when they are forced to develop adaptation strategies.
- Fight against the harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle: By providing strategies for a healthy life style, in which physical activity is just as important as diet.
- Developing pleasure and a taste for effort: Testing new motor sensations by exercises suitable for each individual.
- Improving self-image: Through knowledge of one’s own ability, limits and resources to surpass oneself in sport.
- Creating social relations: Through group activity to encourage exchange and motivation.
- Making sporting activity a way of managing emotions: Sporting activity helps manage emotions, such as stress and anxiety brought on by various situations of daily life.
- Including the sporting activity in therapeutic and/or psychological education programmes for chronic diseases.
The sports workshop is a springboard to an active life in which the patient plays an active role in their health, and is able to make choices to suit their needs, tastes and desires.
- Patients experiencing difficulty managing stress, and anxiety and with sleep disorders.
- Patients taking drugs which can cause weight gain.
- Patients with symptoms of depression leading to poor self-esteem.
- Patients in with drawal from psychoactive substances. Sporting activity provides additional support.
- Patients with an addiction. Sporting activity helps manage craving (irrepressible yearning for the product).
- Patients participating in psychological education programmes on chronic diseases, especially bipolar disorders.
Sporting activity helps improve patients’ life style and quality of life.
- Patients simply wishing to take physical exercise.
- Patients on a dieting programme. The sporting activity will be adapted to the programme in agreement with the nutritionist.
Medical certificate compulsory for undertaking physical and sporting activities.
The objectives may be different:
- Group sporting activity provides additional motivation and exchange between the various participants on how they feel during exercise, and on their growing ability to integrate the activity in their daily life.
- Individual sporting activity enables adaptation suited to the participant’s needs as far as possible, and is also more suitable for patients unable as yet to face a group.
Types of activity available:
The sporting activity can be practised in a group or individually, depending on the specific situation.
- Endurance activity: Long-lasting effort of moderate intensity, for working on lung capacity mainly. May feel unpleasant for someone used to a sedentary lifestyle, however, progress can be seen rapidly and becomes a prime source of pleasure for beginners.
- Circuit training: Intense interval training for general muscle maintenance. The varied and targeted exercises can demand high energy expenditure and help improve cardiovascular ability.
- Muscle strengthening: With or without equipment, in a targeted manner, in order to develop strength, tonicity or to shape the figure.
Each session is prepared by combining and adapting the various types of activities according to representations, desires, pace, affinities, by inciting each patient to look at it as a programme for progress. Group work is preferred, while ensuring however that the initial level of ability and objectives match.