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Posted: Thu, 11 Jan 2018


Oxfordshire getting physical to support people with diabetes
Oxfordshire now has a county wide scheme to support people with diabetes into physical activity. The programme called Go Active Get Healthy is being launched in the New Year and will be available across the county. The scheme is a delivery partnership between the District councils and Oxford Sport & Physical Activity.

If you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, Go Active, Get Healthy can offer you support to become more physically active.

The programme offers:
• Motivational coaching sessions on the telephone, at a time that is suitable for you. We will also send you a free goal setting starter pack for your new year resolutions.
• Additional support calls to offer with further advice on managing your diabetes and gain your feedback. Incentive vouchers are offered for these telephone calls!
• Subsidised activities at various venues across Oxfordshire, a great opportunity to meet new people and help manage your glucose levels.
• The opportunity to request certain activities or classes to be set up near to you.

It's easy to get out of the habit of regularly exercising and often hard to get back into it, or to start for the first time!
Go Active, Get Healthy is appropriate for you no matter your age, fitness level, and ability. Taking fun classes and regularly exercising is a step towards a healthier lifestyle.

Not only does exercise affect your heart health, lower your cholesterol and blood pressure but it can improve your confidence and sleep quality!

If you are interested, simply sign up here https://www.getoxfordshireactive.org/signup and a member of our team will be in touch; or call us on 01865 252606; or email us info@oxspa.co.uk or contact your local GP.

The scheme is delivered by Oxford Sport & Physical Activity in association with the district councils (Cherwell District Council; Oxford City Council; South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils; West Oxfordshire District Council). The scheme is funded by the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

'The prevalence of diabetes amongst the population of Oxfordshire means that it is time to provide interventions to support them with their condition. I am delighted that we are in place to support people into activity and I am also delighted to see all the districts across Oxfordshire continue to support supporting their respective residents. We hope that residents welcome this scheme and take sustainable physical activity into their lives'

For more information on how to register: https://www.getoxfordshireactive.org/

Tags: Diabetes, Disability, Featured, GO Active, Physical Activity, Sport