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Exercise Referral

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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 www.lrsport.org/exercisereferral

Find Exercise Referral Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Leicester-Shire & Rutland One You

Mon, 22 Jan 2018

Leicester-Shire & Rutland One You is here to help achieve a healthier you by providing tools and support to make small, easy changes towards a longer, healthier life.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

Your local Physical Activity, Sport & Health Team

Delivering programmes to support you to become more active.

National Governing Bodies

NHS England

Contact Name
NHS England
Contact Email
england.contactus@nhs.net
Contact Telephone
0300 311 22 33
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Active Child – Movement is Life

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 09:00

Chapel Health & Fitness Studio Ltd

Small Gym located in the Coalville Area.

Catmose Sports Centre

Catmose Sports Centre is a superb sports and fitness centre set in the grounds of Catmose College.

Bridge4Studio

At our brand new exercise studio in Birstall, we provide great work-outs for all, personal training in small groups, a range of Pilates classes and more! We are interested in the science of fitness. As well as making you feel good.

Inspire2tri

Inspire2tri was born from a passion to help people realise personal sporting and fitness achievements, whatever their starting point, goals, ambitions or ‘life’ challenges. We are a NFP Community Interest Company.

R.T.C.S Enterprise C.I.C

At our Uppingham allotment sites we use gardening to get fit and feel great.

Get Yourself Active Project

Get Yourself Active provides information, advice, and guidance's to disabled people looking to be more active. We work closely with providers offering actives such as gardening all the way to rock climbing.

Active Rutland

Rutland Local Sport Alliance (LSA) commonly known as Active Rutland acts as a key group in enabling key partners in sport, active recreation, health and physical activity in Rutland

Contact your Local Exercise Referral Co-ordinator

http://www.lrsport.org/exercisereferral

Partners

  • Charnwood LSA
    Blaby LSA
    Safeguarding
    Melton LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
  • O&W LSA
    Active Partnerships
    Equality Standard
    Active Rutland
    Active Leicester
  • Sport England
    H&B LSA
    NWL LSA
    Harborough LSA

Partners

  • Safeguarding
    Sport England
  • Active Leicester
    Charnwood LSA
  • Harborough LSA
    H&B LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    Melton LSA
  • NWL LSA
    O&W LSA
  • Active Rutland
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Equality Standard
    Active Partnerships