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Don't let a pre-existing medical condition hold you back

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Recovering from any medical condition can be exhausting, your energy levels drop and you can struggle with every day routines.

Exercise and getting involved in guided physical activity understandably, may not at the top of your priority list.  Whether you've had a stroke, are recovering from cancer, have respiratory problems, diabetes and more, gentle exercise could have great benefits for your health and wellbeing.

Exercise Referral Schemes

1Life encourages everyone to have a healthy lifestyle. If you are recovering from a medical condition, it is recommended that you talk to your GP or health professional about Exercise Referral Schemes.

The goal of these Schemes is to inspire current inactive patients, who are otherwise healthy, to participate in a series of supervised community based exercise classes. They are run by a specialist team, who help people find a suitable way to get fit and healthy and overcome the concerns of exercise due to their medical condition.

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Start feeling good by increasing your activity levels. Small changes can significantly improve both your physical and mental wellbeing plus reduce illnesses and disease throughout life. It can also improve life expectancy. Other benefits include:

  • Increase in energy
  • Improving your health
  • Gaining control of your weight
  • Better concentration
  • Better sleep
  • Feeling great

How do I get involved?

Contact your local GP or health professional and talk to them about the service.  Self-referrals are not accepted. Your condition must be stable at the time of referral - if you deteriorate during any activity you will be asked to revisit your GP for advice.

Affordable supervised and unsupervised sessions are available.

All sessions are held at the following centres:

  • Mountfitchet Romeera Leisure Centre - Stansted
  • Lord Butler Leisure Centre - Saffron Walden
  • Great Dunmow Leisure Centre - Great Dunmow