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Over-50s get out and active.

OVER 50s are being encouraged to get out and active as part of a sports festival.

South Tyneside South Tyneside is a metropolitan borough in Tyne and Wear in North East England.

It is bordered by four other boroughs - Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead to the west, Sunderland in the south, and North Tyneside to the north.
 Gets Active Free Senior Sports Festival is being held at Temple Park Centre, on Monday October, 19, with sporting activities from 10.30am to 4pm.

On offer will be: archery, carpet bowls, salsacise, self-defence, aqua aerobics Aqua aerobics is the performance of aerobic exercise in shallow water such as a swimming pool. In some areas it is known as AquaFit or "water aerobics".

There are many benefits of performing aerobics in the water.
 and tai chi Tai Chi Definition

T'ai chi is a Chinese exercise system that uses slow, smooth body movements to achieve a state of relaxation of both body and mind.
, and free swimming and gym inductions.

Coun Tracey Dixon, lead member for culture and wellbeing said: "This Senior Sports Festival provides an ideal opportunity for our older residents to take advantage of free sessions.

Staff will be on hand to show all fitness opportunities available in the borough."

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Oct 16, 2009
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