Get Healthy Rushcliffe is launching a new exercise on referral programme to help residents of Rushcliffe with long term health conditions become more physically active.
Exercise is a critical component of achieving a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Get Healthy Rushcliffe aims to make that as easy and as accessible as possible to those living in Rushcliffe.
By being more active, you can help reduce the likelihood of developing long term health conditions such as heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes and high blood pressure.
Mark Lambourne, Managing Director of Parkwood Healthcare, the organisation behind the Get Healthy Rushcliffe project said that “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to work with our partners at Lex Leisure and the wider health and social care community to help embed physical activity within the community of Rushcliffe”.
The new 8 to 12 week programme allows residents of Rushcliffe who have been referred by their GP to engage in a personalised and safe exercise programme on a one to one basis with a qualified instructor.
The programme offers expert advice in relation to health conditions and exercise. Our instructors are highly trained in planning and delivering programmes tailored to the needs and goals of the individual participants.
As part of the programme, participants are able to access the fantastic facilities at Bingham Leisure Centre, Cotgrave Leisure Centre, Keyworth Leisure Centre and Rushcliffe Arena at a discounted rate to enable them to take up more physical activity.
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Executive Manager for Communities Dave Mitchell said: “We’re delighted to support Get Healthy Rushcliffe at our leisure centres, building on the Borough’s great sport, lifestyle and place.
“Encouraging those with health conditions to continue to be active is vital, whether in a role to assist recuperation or to make a significant difference in wider physical and mental wellbeing.”
As well as an Exercise on Referral scheme, Get Healthy Rushcliffe also offers residents of Rushcliffe an online resource through which they can access advice, guidance and resources on how to stop smoking, eat a healthier diet, be more physically active, drink less alcohol and maintain a healthier weight.
Anyone who is a resident of Rushcliffe is welcome to register at www.gethealthyrushcliffe.co.uk to access the range of services that are available.