Although many people know that physical activity is good for them they are often unsure how to take the first steps to becoming more active.
Leicestershire Health, your local council and many local GP surgeries are dedicated to help achieve the best possible health and quality of life.
The Active Lifestyle GP Referral Scheme offers those who currently do little or no activity or who have a condition that could benefit from physical activity a chance to participate in physical activity give guidance and advice on how to increase activity levels. In other words participate in exercise.
A range of activities may be offered, for example,
Our referral period is 12 weeks during which you have the opportunity to speak to our team on a one to one basis to improve both your fitness and your wellbeing.
The activities available will vary depending on the area in which you live. Exercise referral schemes are run in a variety of locations but these a few benefits:
If you decide to participate you will be given a gentle introduction to a programme of activity that will be set at a level suitable for your current capabilities with others in a similar situation.
You will also be provided with your own Activity Booklet which contains advice and tips on activity at home and a diary section to monitor your own progress.
If you are interested in taking part in this scheme please ask your practice nurse or GP for details or contact your local co-ordinator details below. You can also find out more by visiting your local council’s website.
Check your local Council website for Active Lifestyle referral scheme activities and sport and Leisure activities in your area.