Physical Activity Referral Programme

The scheme is available at registered leisure centres within the Council area and is targeted at people with certain health conditions who have been referred by their GP, nurse or other health professionals.

The scheme is suitable for those with:
• high blood pressure;
• a Body Mass Index (BMI) of more than 25;
• asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD);
• diabetes;
• osteoporosis;
• hypertension;
• coronary heart disease and associated risk factors;
• anxiety;
• stress;
• depression.

Trained health and fitness staff at each centre will be on hand to take each person through the scheme over the 12 weeks. They will develop a physical activity referral programme to suit a person’s health needs and monitor any improvements to the person’s health. Some activities include walking, swimming, group activities and training in a fitness suite.

For further information on the scheme please contact aiden.lynch@derrystrabane.com or call 028 7125 3253

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