AN EASY WAY TO START MOVING
You don’t have to go straight from a couch potato to a passionate athlete. Free physical activity counselling helps you find your own way of being active.
Find out if your municipality offers physical activity counselling
Physical activity counselling is a free service open to everyone. It is organized either by the municipality’s sports department or health care. On our website you will find information on whether your Finnish municipality offers physical activity counselling. The information is provided in Finnish.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COUNSELLING PROVIDES HELP AND MOTIVATION
You are not alone
It is always difficult to change routines and habitual lifestyles. Physical activity counselling puts you in contact with a specialist who helps you get started with physical activity that works for you and is inspiring and easy to adopt
WE ASKED OUR CUSTOMERS, AND
of customers found enjoyable ways to exercise through physical activity counselling.
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Individual physical activity counselling has been shown to increase customers’ physical activity and improve their experience of their functional capacity. The one-year counselling process helped customers lose weight, decrease their waistline, and improved their fat and sugar levels. For the majority of customers, new exercise habits and weight loss were permanent changes.
For example, in one Northern Finland municipality (Nivala), the average weight loss has been 5-8 kilos in the year-long counselling process and customers’ coping at work has also improved.
A FINNISH SUCCESS STORY
Physical activity counselling is a Finnish success story
Physical activity counselling is a unique solution even internationally. Its strengths include multidisciplinary co-operation and preventive action.