Signposting patients to physical activity can fast-track healthy new habits.
Patients are more likely to stick to lifestyle changes if they feel in control. Signposting your patients to physical activity finders will enable them to choose activities they’ll enjoy.
We’ve created a toolkit packed full of resources to support individuals to get active. And, for extra support, we’ve created one to enable friends and family to help. These toolkits signpost to activity finders, apps and home workouts.
We’re encouraging local activity providers who deliver inclusive sessions to list their activities on Get Active.
Most people with a health condition will be able to take part in mainstream activities. But for those that require closer monitoring or guidance, these services provide more tailored support.
A programme of exercise and/or lifestyle sessions offered to cardiac patients after they’ve had a cardiac event.Visit site
A group-based rehabilitation programme for the management of chronic knee and hip pain or back pain.Visit site
Hampshire County Council runs Steady and Strong classes to help people over 65 to improve strength and balance and avoid falls.Visit site
Saints Foundation and Solent NHS Trust run a referral only 12-week course to improve mobility, strength and balance.Visit site
An exercise and education programme designed for people with lung disease who experience symptoms of breathlessness.Visit site
A patient information finder with leaflets and programmes for specific health conditions, from cancer to diabetes and depression.Visit site
Walking for Health is a great initiative for those who want to enjoy the social side of being active. We are lucky to have 13 schemes operating in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The walks are short and over easy terrain. They are open to everyone. But, they are specifically aimed at those who are not very active. Patients can find their nearest walks on the Walking for Health website.