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SUFC Fan Fit set for launch

13 February 2018

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The introduction of 'SUFC Fan Fit' will see Blades fans be able to get a free health check on four forthcoming matchdays at Bramall Lane.

The health checks are being delivered by Sheffield Hallam University's sport and exercise scientists and are being supported by Weston Park Cancer Charity.

The health check is designed to look at people's current health, lifestyle and fitness and will include advice on changes that you can make to improve their wellness profile.

Supporters will have the choice of two tests but aren't obliged to complete any of the tests if they do not wish to do so. The results of the session are confidential and are tailored towards any individual's needs.


You will be able to choose two tests from the following list:

  • Body Composition
    Height, weight and body composition (this will require you to stand bare foot on a set of scales).
     
  • Blood Pressure
    Systolic, diastolic and resting heart rate.
     
  • Cholesterol
    Total cholesterol, HDL and glucose from a fingertip blood sample.
     
  • Lung Function
    Capacity, power and efficiency of lungs.

Plus:

  • Feedback
    Lifestyle advice & signposting to other services.


The only restriction is that you must be a Sheffield United fan and at least 18 years of age.

The health check will last approximately 15 minutes, although supporters will need to arrive 15 minutes in advance of their appointment time complete some questionnaires that will help the scientists evaluate and secure longer-term funding to continue the programme for United fans.

The checks include body composition, blood pressure, cholesterol and lung function, plus all supporters will receive feedback and lifestyle advice, with signposting to other services.

The 'SUFC Fan Fit' will take place in the Community Hall, which is located on John Street and be available before the following home matches:

  • Queens Park Rangers
    Tuesday 20th February, 4.15pm-7.15pm
     
  • Burton Albion
    Saturday 3rd March, 11.30am-2.30pm
     
  • Nottingham Forest
    Saturday 17th March, 11.30am-2.30pm
     
  • Middlesbrough
    Tuesday 10th April, 4.15pm-7.15pm
     

Those interested should email hwb-fanfit@shu.ac.uk with their preferred choice of fixture(s) and Sheffield Hallam will endeavor to provide you with your first choice.

Appointments will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis and a mobile number must be provide so a text reminder can be sent out a few days in advance, although supporters will also receive email confirmation of their appointment.


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