Charities Health Programme Supports Member with improved symptoms of respiratory disease through exercise!
Everybody Health and Leisure’s health team have been working with David Wood who has successfully completed Everybody’s 12 week Exercise Referral Programme at Crewe Lifestyle Centre, with Specialist Health Advisor Rachel Evans.
David, was diagnosed with a long-term lung condition and has recently completed his seven week NHS Pulmonary Rehabilitation course, delivered in partnership with Everybody Health and Leisure.
Specialist Health Advisor Rachel Evans at Everybody Health and Leisure shared:
“David has done amazingly well on the programme he has managed to attend a variety of exercise classes which has seen his strength and stamina improve giving him the confidence to try different more advance exercises and not letting his lung condition be a barrier to exercise.”
David attended Everybody’s Multi Rehabilitation and Move To Improve Exercise classes, following a structured exercise focusing on improved breathlessness and bodily strength. Since attending David has improved his stamina and strength, which has progressed his exercise regime to a higher intensity level, improving his overall quality of life.
David Wood, Everybody Healthy member shared his thoughts on the Pulmonary Rehabilitation programme:
“The programme has given me the confidence to exercise and to see how well it has helped maintain and manage my lung condition. It has improved my overall health and wellbeing and it is something that I shall continue to do long term.”
Since the programme, David is less breathless on exertion, his back pain, stamina and strength has improved through the variety of exercises.
David is benefitting from his more active lifestyle giving him the motivation and peace of mind knowing he can safely manage his lung condition, as well as the social aspect of meeting others improving his mental wellbeing.
Everybody’s COPD Exercise Rehabilitation classes, includes tailored exercise for people diagnosed with Respiratory Disease, helping people’s lungs and heart work better, enabling you to manage your condition.
For more information about Everybody Health and Leisure’s health programmes please visit www.everybody.org.uk/what-we-offer/get-fit-and-healthy/health/
Notes to Editor
Everybody Health and Leisure are a registered charity which aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by improving the health and wellbeing of local communities. The charity operates 16 leisure facilities including 9 swimming pools and 7 Taste for Life cafes across the Cheshire East region, and delivers a range of targeted health, sports and disability and inclusion programmes. For more information please visit: www.everybody.org.uk or follow on Twitter @ebleisure.
Name: Matt Shannon
Organisation: Everybody Health and Leisure
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