Upbeat graduates will provide weekly exercise classes and ‘weigh-ins’ that provide long-term support for people that have finished their initial rehabilitation after having a heart attack or a stroke. The Upbeat Scheme provides a free ten-week course of exercise and weight management for people that have Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), or who have medical conditions that put them ‘at-risk’ of developing it. People that successfully complete ten weeks are encouraged to remain active, but activities are limited and are not always suitable or accessible for people with CHD.
‘Upbeat Graduates’ will provide suitable and accessible exercise sessions for people that ‘graduate’ from the Upbeat scheme, in order to continue to improve their health in the long term. Over 3 years 3000 people will benefit and 75% will be from the Park, Skircoat, Ovenden, Illingworth and Mixenden wards. The project aims to engage with 'graduates' for at least 6 months, help them continue to improve their weight loss, improve their quality of life and increase their self-confidence.
Latest monitoring information:
1 October to 31 December 2012
1 July to 30 September 2012
1 April to 30 June 2012
1 January to 31 March 2012
1 October to 31 December 2011
The Graduate Scheme started on 1st October 2011. First results will be available at end of Q4.
So far the Graduate Scheme is engaging with 123 residents, 53 were from the Park, Skircoat, Ovenden, Illingworth and Mixenden wards. The project will work to increase the proportion of clients from the identified wards.
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