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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!

National Governing Bodies

NHS England

Contact Name
NHS England
Contact Email
england.contactus@nhs.net
Contact Telephone
0300 311 22 33

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.

Sport in Desford

The Charity’s objects (“the objects”) are the promotion of community participation within the village of Desford and its environs in healthy recreation, in particular by the provision of facilities for playing bowls, tennis, squash, football, recrea

Chapel Health & Fitness Studio Ltd

Small Gym located in the Coalville Area.

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

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

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.

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.

Catmose Sports Centre

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

RideWise

RideWise is a charity dedicated to supporting and enabling the use of sustainable forms of transport. We inspire and support people and organisations to travel more frequently by bikes, trams, trains, buses, walking, cycling, carsharing and even electric

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

Back Care Class

Back Care Class

Do you suffer from back pain? If so, join our exercise classes designed specifically for adults with back pain

parkrun - a 5km walk, jog or run in the park

parkrun - a 5km walk, jog or run in the park

parkrun - a 5km walk, jog or run in the park

For all ages from 4 to 114!

Pushchairs, wheelchairs, dogs on short leads all welcome.

Find out more information here:
https://www.parkrun.org.uk/marketharborough/

parkrun - a 5km walk, jog or run in the park

parkrun - a 5km walk, jog or run in the park

Market Harborough parkrun

A free, weekly, timed walk, jog or run in the park.

Every Saturday at 9:00 a.m.

Steady Steps - Falls Prevention Class (Rutland)

Steady Steps - Falls Prevention Class (Rutland)

Are you over 65? Do you feel unsteady on your feet? Have you previously fallen or worry about falling? Would you like to improve your balance? Or do you know someone who does? This FREE 24 week session is a rejuvenating strength and balance class designed to help reduce your risk of having a fall.

Athletics Training - Throws / Jumps / Endurance / Multi Events Training

Athletics Training - Throws / Jumps / Endurance / Multi Events Training

The training session are run by fully qualified and DBS checked coaches and coaching assistants who provide sessions for sprints, middle distance, hurdles, throws and jumps.

Walking Football

Walking Football

This is a minimal contact sport for over 50s (men and women) 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 15-30 mins earlier than KO for: Rules, & regs, pay subs, allocate teams, WARM-UP to reduce injuries! and ensure we have a full hour. Subs: Tuesdays / Fridays just £2 (On Mondays £4/£3). Contact Phil first before attending,

Walking Football

Walking Football

This is a minimal contact sport for over 50s (men and women) 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 15-30 mins earlier than KO for: Rules, & regs, pay subs, allocate teams, WARM-UP to reduce injuries! and ensure we have a full hour. Subs: Mondays 6.30-7pm £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

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

Partners

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