If you would like to join the scheme and believe you are eligible then please contact your GP or Practice Nurse and ask about being referred onto the programme.
ARE YOU OVERWEIGHT? >>
This scheme can help people who are moderately obese with a BMI of >30 with no related health complications or >28 with co-morbidities. Regular exercise can raise your metabolic rate and reduce your weight by helping you burn off calories more efficiently.
DO YOU SUFFER FROM STRESS OR DEPRESSION? >>
If you are currently diagnosed with mild to moderate symptoms of stress, anxiety or depression then joining Activity on Referral could help to improve your confidence and general well being.
DO YOU HAVE TYPE 2 DIABETES? >>
If you have diabetes that is controlled mainly through dietary restrictions then you will benefit from a more active lifestyle. Regular exercise can lower your blood glucose levels and improve the effectiveness of insulin.
DO YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH YOUR CHOLESTEROL? >>
People with high cholesterol (readings of 6.5 mmol/l or above) or on medication to control their cholesterol are eligible for referral onto the scheme, please contact your GP for more information.
HAS YOUR FAMILY GOT A HISTORY OF HEART DISEASE >>
People with a family history of heart disease but no current symptoms or other risk factors may develop it in later life. A programme of regular exercise such as the Activity on Referral scheme is an ideal way to lower that risk.
ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM IMPAIRED STRENGTH OR MOBILTY? >>
People who suffer from Osteoarthritis or Osteoporosis but have no risk of fracture are eligible for the scheme. Regular activity will help to keep bones strong and improve muscle strength, please contact your GP to find out more.
ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM HYPERTENSIVENESS? >>
People who have been diagnosed with Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) with a reading <180/110 mmHg prior to referral but stable. Regular exercise helps to lower blood pressure.
ARE YOU QUITTING SMOKING? >>
If you are a smoker who is trying to quit and have no other CHD risk factors or symptoms of impaired respiratory function, then you may be eligible for referral onto the scheme.
DO YOU HAVE NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS >>
People who have been diagnosed with static neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease or Multiple Sclerosis. A regular exercise routine can help you maintain your abilities, strengthen your muscles, increase mobility in your joints and build up your general fitness and health.