Keeping active

Research has shown that moderate activity which raises your heartbeat and makes you feel warm and slightly out of breath for 30 minutes 5 times a week, done in bursts of at least 10 minutescan produce the following benefits:

  • Help with losing weight and control
  • Improve your circulation hence prevent diabetic complications
  • Lower the levels of harmful fats in the blood, cholesterol
  • Enable you to cope better with the stresses of everyday life.
  • Improve heart and lung health.

Activities may include walking, cycling, swimming, fitness classes and even vigorous housework and gardening.

The key thing is that it should make you slightly breathless and be done in bursts of at least 10 mins for a minimum of 150mins during a week.

Follow the link below for a range of physical activities such as Health Walks, Community Sports, Swimming, Cycling and Gym based exercise:

Healthwise – Exercise Referral Programme

What is the Healthwise Exercise Referral Programme?

The Healthwise Exercise Referral Programme is designed to help people with long-term conditions to start exercising safely. Health professionals (GPs, Practice Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, and Dieticians etc.) can refer suitable patients to the scheme to take part in physical activity sessions to receive specialist advice and support, helping them to overcome barriers to exercise and become more physically active.

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