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Exercise Referral

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

People referred to the scheme will receive a 12 week activity programme designed for their needs delivered by highly qualified instructors. You can be referred for many different reasons, such as:

  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Hypertension
  • Controlled diabetes
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Mild to moderate rheumatoid arthritis/osteopersis
  • Contolled respiratory disease
  • Back pain

Some of the activities people can be referred to are:

  • Gentle exercise and circuits sessions in the community
  • Chair based exercise sessions
  • Walking groups

For more information about accessing the exercise referral scheme, please talk to your GP, or contact the Leicestershire Health Improvement Team on 01509 567731.

The Exercise Referral scheme in Melton is coordinated by Melton Borough Council - Melton Sport & Health Alliance. For more information contact the Scheme Coordinator, Emma Geary: 01664 502417 or egeary@melton.gov.uk

Patients can be referred on to the Exercise Referral scheme by their GP or a health professional, such as a Physiotherapist.

For countywide information on Exercise Referral & Heart Smart for Leicester-Shire & Rutland please visit http://www.lrsport.org/sports/exercisereferral

We have a wide range of activities and sessions available to individuals on the exercise referral scheme. Please see the pages below to find out more about the sessions and how to book.

Steve Taylor

Leisure and Culture Client Officer

01664 502 431

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