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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

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

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Make Inside Feel Better.

One You

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We Are Undefeatable

Thu, 29 Aug 2019

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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
Liferiders

Liferiders

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Better York

Better York

Better York Partnership. Delivering Leisure Centre services in York.

International Mixed Ability Sports

International Mixed Ability Sports

A community interest company promoting the development of inclusive educational projects, and the expansion of Mixed Ability sports in England and across Europe.

Row2Grow

Row2Grow

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Also introduction to rowing for adults.

Hambleton Strollers Walking for Health

Hambleton Strollers Walking for Health

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Huddersfield Community Trust

Huddersfield Community Trust

Using the influence of professional sport, we have the ability to engage people, improve community cohesion, improve fitness and well-being and raise the hopes and aspirations of the people of Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield.

The Rhythm and Shoes Dance Academy

The Rhythm and Shoes Dance Academy

We are a hugely popular, family run dance school with classes in Richmond North Yorkshire. The Dance Academy has become a firm favourite with many parents and pupils locally. Our students are given a range of opportunities to take part in varying events t