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Healthy Life

Healthy Life scheme at Wentworth Leisure Centre

Do you want to become more active but don't know where to start?

Are you worried about exercising with a medical condition?

Have you not done any exercise for a while?

Exercise is the miracle cure we’ve always had, but for too long we’ve neglected to take our recommended dose.  

Our health is now suffering as a consequence.  Whatever your age there is strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a healthier and even happier life.   People who do regular exercise have a lower risk of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and some cancers.  Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy as well as reducing your risk of stress, depression and dementia.   

"If exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented" is a quote by Dr Nick Cavill, a health promotion consultant.   

The Healthy Life scheme is an exercise on referral scheme which offers supervised exercise classes, gym sessions and water aerobics at your local leisure centre and within the local community.  The Healthy Life team helps participants to choose activities that are safe and also support and encourage people to achieve their fitness goals.  You don’t have to be fit to join, we will help you to get started and gradually build up your activity levels.  The scheme itself is aimed at people who have certain medical conditions, which would include – being overweight, diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure and mild to moderate depression.’

The experiences of people who have experienced success with the Healthy Life scheme speak for themselves:

“I have had a knee replacement and felt it would never move much and I would not be able to do the things I used to do.  Since going to Healthy Life classes it has made me realise that with exercise and some effort my knee could almost be normal again.  Thank you Healthy Life.”

“I was really upset when I was diagnosed with Diabetes Type II, but I decided to join the Healthy Life Scheme.  It has since made me feel better in myself and more positive all round.  Thank you.”

“Healthy Life has helped me get back into exercise after finishing work.  I now have more energy and I enjoy coming to the gym sessions and exercise classes which I would not have felt confident in doing before.  The staff have been very helpful and supportive."

If you would like to know more about your suitability for Healthy Life please contact Julie McPherson, Healthy Life Co-ordinator on  01670 622370 or ask your GP or Pratice Nurse for more information.

Thanks Julie

Julie McPherson

Healthy Life C-ordinator

Wentworth Leisure Centre

Hexham

Northumberland

NE46 3PD

Tel 01670 622370



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