If you are aged 16+ with a longstanding health condition, we can help you to lead a healthier and more active life. We know that exercise can help to relieve symptoms of many conditions and lower your risk of illness, so we offer a scheme designed to aid you, to return to fitness.
The Exercise Referral Scheme is a programme for adults (16+) with health conditions, who could benefit from increased physical activity. It is a partnership between Public Health, Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport, local authorities, GP practices and other healthcare professionals. It offers an opportunity for these individuals to exercise in a safe, supervised and structured environment.
One in three people in the UK are currently living with a long-term condition. Long-term conditions are now the most common cause of death in industrialised and developing countries. Physical activity can play a significant role in the treatment and management of long-term conditions, given the prevalence of these conditions in society today.
The scheme allows participants to:
- Get a reduced rate on many activities across the county
- Take part in exercise at a convenient venue in the local community
- Exercise under the guidance of qualified exercise referral professionals
- Follow various routes to carry on exercising after completing the scheme to ensure long term fitness beyond the scheme, e.g. walking football, mainstream classes, bowls, Walking for Health and nordic walking
For Clubs and Classes please visit the activerutland page below.