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We ask all participants of the Younger 4 Longer Exercise Programme to complete a health questionnaire so that we can ensure the exercises each person performs are safe and beneficial for them.   A copy of our Health Questionnaire may be downloaded by clicking on the blue link.

The leaflets below give an introduction on how to exercise safely:
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Introduction to health benefits of exercise

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Types of exercise to perform

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Posture

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Rate of perceived exertion chart

We also provide special information for people with a health condition that will affect what they should do and how it should be done or what they should not do.  

Please take a look below and if any are relevant to you click the blue link, take time to read the information sheet and then abide by what it advises.
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known heart condition, angina, high cholesterol or risk of heart disease

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high blood pressure

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diabetes

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overweight or obesity

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visual difficulties

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poor balance, risk of falling

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Parkinson's Disease

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Multiple sclerosis

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joint replacement

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arthritis

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osteoporosis

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asthma

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COPD

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cancer

Please Note

The reader must be aware that the information in these leaflets is intended as general guidance.

The advice they contain is based on the findings of recent research, the advice given by the American College of Sports Medicine and current Government guidelines.

However, we are in the process of updating our leaflets for research into what is considered to be safe and suitable exercise is ongoing and may result in the need to modify the information contained within.   Readers are advised to regularly check with up-to-date sources concerning current recommended practices. 

 
 

Younger 4 Longer      Updated May 2020     Contact Us