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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.

Better Health

Sat, 01 Aug 2020

Your health matters. There has never been a better time to kickstart your health.

Better Health

Sat, 01 Aug 2020

Your health matters. There has never been a better time to kickstart your health.

One You

Thu, 01 Oct 2020

Being healthier is not just about doing the right thing – it's about making changes to fit your lifestyle and make you feel good.

We Are Undefeatable

Thu, 29 Aug 2019

When you’re managing a long term health condition, being active is about finding what works for you.

Couch to 5K

Get off the couch and running 5K in just 9 weeks. Grab your trainers and follow the step-by-step audio instructions.

National Governing Bodies

NHS England

Contact Name
NHS England
Contact Email
england.contactus@nhs.net
Contact Telephone
0300 311 22 33
Chapel Health & Fitness Studio Ltd

Chapel Health & Fitness Studio Ltd

Small Gym located in the Coalville Area.

Shambala Yoga

Shambala Yoga

We provide Online Yoga and Meditations to small groups and 1:1 clients as well as looking after our corporate clients

bhangraFusion

bhangraFusion

Bhangra Fusion Fitness is a cardio workout programme with a difference. Using a combination of traditional bhangra moves and bolly themed routines, members get a great fun energetic way to stay active and fit.
Classes are for adults and children.

Get Yourself Active Project

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.

Aqualight Swim School

Aqualight Swim School

Since 2002, Aqualight have provided Swimming for all ages. We are specialists in Babies from 0-4 years and as our babies are now growing up, we run a after school and squad program too. Our AquaNatal swimming has been running since 2007 to prepare mum's

WALX Leicester East

WALX Leicester East

WALX is a walking club with a unique twist. Our WALX Masters, Coaches and Guides are professional, qualified and passionate about making your WALX unforgettable! Turn your walk into a safe, sociable workout! Expect WALX for all levels all that will help y

Catmose Sports Centre

Catmose Sports Centre

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

Active Rutland

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

Bridge4Studio

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.

Walking Football

Walking Football

This is a minimal contact sport for over 50s for those unable to play running football due to fitness and health levels.
If you're still fit enough for normal soccer then, well done but this club probably isn’t for you.
Please arrive 30 mins earlier than KO for: Rules, regs, subs, pitch set up, allocate teams and WARM-UP (to reduce injuries!) and so ensure we have a full hour. Subs: Monday 6.45-8.15pm - £4/£3
Tuesdays & Fridays 11am-12noon £2.

WF Club formed in 2015.

Contact your Local Exercise Referral Co-ordinator

https://www.lrsport.org/exercisereferral

Partners

  • Equality Standard
    Blaby LSA
    Active Partnerships
    Charnwood LSA
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
  • Safeguarding
    NWL LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
    Active Oadby and Wigston
    Active Rutland
  • Melton LSA
    Sport England
    Active Leicester
    Harborough LSA

Partners

  • Active Oadby and Wigston
    Melton LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    Active Rutland
  • Charnwood LSA
    Sport England
  • Harborough LSA
    Equality Standard
  • Active Leicester
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
  • Safeguarding
    Active Partnerships
  • NWL LSA
    Leicestershire County Council