Physical Health Conditions

Physical health conditions can be a significant barrier to becoming more active. These can range from heart and lung issues that cause problems when you are too active and your pulse and breathing rate increase too much to mobility or pain issues which prevent you moving as much as you would like to. However, this shouldn’t stop from being more active, we just have to be a bit more creative about how we do that!  Below is a collection of information about how to become more active with your health condition and if you need further support, you can complete our behavioural assessment by clicking the link below or you can get in touch with your GP or health professional for further support.

Behavioural Assessment

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Steady Steps Falls Prevention

Steady Steps is a 24-week course of weekly classes and home-based exercise aimed at adults age 65+ who feel unsteady on their feet. These programmes are delivered by specialist Postural...

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Easy Movers

Easy Movers is a circuit style exercise class to help people maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle. Each class includes a variety of low impact exercises using resistance bands and body weight to improve your cardio fitness, stamina and strength.  The class is ideal for those looking to maintain a healthy weight or those who have health conditions.

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Stronger My Way

Do the physical and mental symptoms of your health condition vary from day to day? Does the unpredictability of how you feel make it difficult to stay motivated? Gradually getting stronger can help you feel more in control and reach your goals. Follow our physio-approved, reliable advice to get started.

Follow link to "Stronger My Way"

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Leicestershire Weight Management Service

There is a lot of information about healthy eating, physical activity, and weight management out there and available. But, it's difficult to determine what is right and healthy for you. This is where the Leicestershire Weight Management team are here to help. The service is available to *eligible residents in Leicestershire and Rutland. To reach and stay at a healthy weight over the long term, the focus should be on your overall health and lifestyle habits and not just on what you eat.

Follow link to "Leicestershire Weight Management Service"

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Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a moving meditation in the form of a series of gentle exercises that create harmony between the mind and body. Regular practise will improve your wellbeing.

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Steady Steps Support Videos

Welcome to the Steady Steps video support pages. Here you will find a range of videos to support you through the Steady Steps programme.

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Everyone Active – Parkinson’s Membership

We know how important it is to be active, it’s great for your physical and mental wellbeing, and it’s especially important for people with Parkinson’s. The more physically active people with Parkinson’s are, the easier it is to live well and manage the complexities of the condition.

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Personalised exercise prescription. Clinically validated, digitally delivered for people with or at-risk of chronic conditions

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Fit to Dance

Our Fit to Dance classes are aimed at people aged 55+ who want to improve/maintain their health and fitness. Fit to Dance combines routines from various dance styles including line dancing, contemporary and ballet to offer a varied but fun exercise class.

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We Are Undefeatable

When you’re managing a long term health condition, being active is about finding what works for you. Want help with starting to move more? We’re here to help. Click through for ideas and resources to help you start your journey to being active.

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Diabetes and Exercise

Being physically active is good for diabetes. Whether you feel able to go for a run or a swim, or can manage some arm stretches or on-the-spot walking while the kettle boils, it all makes a difference.

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Exercising with Cancer

This booklet is for anyone who has cancer or has had treatment for cancer and is thinking about becoming more physically active. There is also information for carers, family members and friends. The booklet explains what physical activity is, its benefits and how to be safe when exercising. It also includes information about the types of activity you can do and how to get started.

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Exercising with a Lung Condition

If you have a lung condition, being active can help to improve your quality of life and help you manage your condition. There are many different ways to be active. You can increase everyday activities like walking or gardening, join an exercise class, take part in a pulmonary rehabilitation course, or take up sports and activities like yoga, dancing and tai chi

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Exercising After a Heart Event

Exercising after a heart attack or surgery may seem like a daunting prospect, but for most people it’s one of the best things you can do to help you get your fitness back and reduce your risk of further heart problems.

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Cardiac Rehabilitation at Home

There are lots of people whose cardiac rehab classes have been cancelled due to coronavirus (Covid-19). This hub of information about exercising safely, healthy eating and medicines is here to help you until you can get back to them.

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Exercising With Arthritis

It can be hard to keep moving when you have arthritis but staying as active as possible can reduce your pain and the symptoms of your condition, and help you to stay independent.

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NHS – Exercises for Back Pain

Back pain is very common and usually improves within a few weeks or months. Pain in the lower back (lumbago) is particularly common, although it can be felt anywhere along the spine, from the neck down to the hips.

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