Popular ‘Exercise4Health’ Programme Resumes at NUI Galway

Popular ‘Exercise4Health’ Programme Resumes at NUI Galway

‘Exercise4Health’ which is a unique collaboration between local heart & stroke charity Croi, NUI Galway and the Kingfisher Club is back in action after the Christmas break with the aim of helping the people of Galway take control of their heart health. This specially developed programme has been designed specifically for those who due to a number of health issues are reluctant to engage in exercise or who are new to exercise.

“The programme has been very successful over the past year by helping participants improve their cardiovascular fitness, decrease their risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes and by engaging in a healthier lifestyle” says Croi’s Specialist Cardiac Physiotherapist, Denise Dunne.

Being physically active prevents and helps control a multitude of health problems, especially, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity. ‘Exercise4Health’ provides a locally accessible fitness solution and opportunity for those with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, pulmonary disease; those recovering from stroke or cancer or those with breathing difficulties or other long-term health conditions, to commence a safe and beneficial exercise programme. The programme is ideally suited to anyone trying to reduce weight or indeed improve their overall health and wellbeing.

The six-week rolling exercise programme is specially designed to suit all levels of current fitness. Prior to enrolling in the programme all individuals will be assessed to ascertain their current fitness levels. “The social interaction and group dynamics are also a vital part of the benefits of the programme. Over the past year it has been a pleasure to see the many friendships develop between members of the group, with everyone enjoying a cup of  tea/coffee at the end of each exercise session” says Dunne.

Feedback from participants and testimonials from last year’s group suggest the programme is now a fun routine part of their week “Just brilliant – did things I never do” and “Enjoyed all aspects of the programme, the structure was excellent and the variety of exercise very good”…. are just some of the many positive comments.

The next ‘Exercise4Health’ programme commences on Thursday February 2nd and takes place in the Kingfisher Fitness Club, NUI Galway from 1pm – 2pm and continues every Thursday at this time.

For further information or to book a place call Croí now on 091 544310