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Exercise Referral

Exercise referral is when a medical professional refers the patient to an exercise programme.

An Overview of Exercise Referral

The Exercise (Health) Referral scheme is designed to aid individuals (adults aged 16 or over) who have been identified by their GP or other health professional to take up the benefits of participation in enjoyable exercise.

There are two schemes, one covering Leicestershire and Rutland and one covering Leicester City.

If you suffer from any of the following conditions you could be eligible for the Exercise Referral Scheme:

  • arthritis
  • asthma
  • back pain
  • diabetes
  • depression
  • high blood pressure
  • heart condition
  • high cholesterol
  • osteoporosis
  • obesity

Benefits

Physical Activity can play an important role in preventing and managing health conditions such as coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, mental health problems, musculoskeletal conditions and some cancers.

Exercise can have a positive effect on well-being and mood, providing a sense of achievement or relaxation and release from daily stress.

  • Greater social cohesion by helping people to socialise, providing a means of getting involved with the community
  • Increasing how much physical activity someone does can significantly improve both their physical and mental well-being and reduce illnesses and disease throughout life
  • It can also improve life expectancy
  • Being active improves sleep, enhances quality of life and well-being
  • Reduces stress
  • Increases concentration levels
  • Improves balance, co-ordination and cardiovascular fitness
  • Increases self-confidence

Involvement

For more information and local contacts/welcome packs, visit https://www.active-together.org/activereferral

Facts

UK physical activity guidelines recommend that over a week, adults should be active for at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity. The 150 minutes doesn't have to be completed in one go. It can be broken down into smaller bouts of activity; in bouts of 10 minutes or more.

Public Health England recommends out of these 150 minutes, muscle strengthening activities should be carried out two days of the week.

Find Exercise Referral Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Better Health

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Make Inside Feel Better.

One You

Thu, 01 Oct 2020

Being healthier is not just about doing the right thing – it's about making changes to fit your lifestyle and make you feel good.

We Are Undefeatable

Thu, 29 Aug 2019

When you’re managing a long term health condition, being active is about finding what works for you.

Couch to 5K

Get off the couch and running 5K in just 9 weeks. Grab your trainers and follow the step-by-step audio instructions.

National Governing Bodies

NHS England

Contact Name
NHS England
Contact Email
england.contactus@nhs.net
Contact Telephone
0300 311 22 33
RideWise

RideWise

RideWise is a charity dedicated to supporting and enabling the use of sustainable forms of transport. We inspire and support people and organisations to travel more frequently by bikes, trams, trains, buses, walking, cycling, carsharing and even electric

Revitalise Wellbeing

Revitalise Wellbeing

Yoga and Tai Chi classes focusing on improving health and wellbeing.
Fully trained therapist in the Full Movement Method, restoring mobility and relieving pain through deep tissue massage, joint mobilisations and a self help programme.
Regular monthly

Kathy's Mover's & Zumba G

Kathy's Mover's & Zumba G

Kathy's Movers is Low to Med impact exercise to music, fun for everyone all abilities, male and female alike.
Come and join us and meet new friends as well as old friends,take time for your self's.

Wednesday 10am at St Mary's Church Street Radcliffe o

The National Church of England Academy

The National Church of England Academy

Prime sports facilities that are available for hire to the local community in the evenings and the weekends.

bhangraFusion

bhangraFusion

Bhangra Fusion Fitness is a cardio workout programme with a difference. Using a combination of traditional bhangra moves and bolly themed routines, members get a great fun energetic way to stay active and fit.
Classes are for adults and children.

Nordic Walk

Nordic Walk

Ongoing Nordic Walking Class.
Goals:
- learning how to do Nordic Walking
- getting active
- enjoying nature
- socialising
- recharge for everyday life
- boosting mental and physical health

Nordic Walk

Nordic Walk

Ongoing Nordic Walking Class.
Goals:
- learning how to do Nordic Walking
- getting active
- enjoying nature
- socialising
- recharging for everyday life
- boosting mental and physical health

Langwith Amateur Boxing Club

Langwith Amateur Boxing Club

England Boxing affiliated providing registered boxer opportunities throughout the East Midlands as well as using the benefits of boxing training to improve health and wellbeing for the wider community.

Walking Football Session

Walking Football Session

Walking Football 60+

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