GP-led keep fit classes for those with chronic illness
Ever wanted to get fitter and healthier, but didn't know where to start?
A new GP-led scheme in Leeds is offering keep fit classes and advice to those with chronic illnesses such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and arthritis, who want to live a healthier lifestyle.
Patients are referred to the scheme, which is run by personal trainers and offers classes such as Latin dancing, boxing and 'chair-obics'.
Alice Truswell was referred to the scheme after GPs told her she is at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
She said: "It scared me and my family, so we made the decision that I would be healthier."
Alice is now enrolled on a boxing course.
"I like the power that you get from being a boxer," she added.
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- From the section Health