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Get Healthwise this new year!

Creator:

Public Health Agency

Subject Keywords: Healthwise scheme
Topic: Obesity
Chronic Conditions
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
Hypertension
Stroke
Chronic Airflow Obstruction (CAO)
Conditions
Mental Health
Chronic Conditions
Obesity
Catalogue: Interventions
Type: News
Region: Northern Ireland
Description:

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging people with specific health conditions to join the Healthwise scheme – a free 12 week physical activity programme to get their new year off to a healthy start. The scheme is available at registered leisure centres and Healthy Living Centres (HLCs) within the Belfast and South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust areas and is for people with certain health conditions who have been referred by their GP, nurse or other health professionals. The scheme is suitable for those with:

• high blood pressure;

• a body mass index (BMI) of more than 25;

• asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD);

• diabetes;

• osteoporosis;

• hypertension;

• coronary heart disease and associated risk factors;

• anxiety;

• stress;

• depression.

Date:

17/01/2011

DOI:

10.14655/11971-58116

Rights: © Public
Suggested citation:

Public Health Agency. (2011) Get Healthwise this new year! [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/58116 [Accessed: 19th November 2019].

  

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