Exercise Referral Scheme

Our Exercise Referral scheme ArgyllActive is a great way for people with long term health conditions to increase physical activity levels and improve health. At LiveArgyll we want everyone to enjoy and maintain at least 30 minutes of physical activity, five times a week, as part of a healthy lifestyle.

The Exercise Referral scheme covers a wide range of health conditions including high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, overweight or obesity, depression or anxiety, osteoporosis among other conditions, all of which we can help you with.

If you want to positively influence your health and wellbeing then our trained fitness instructors are ready to get you started with a great variety of enjoyable physical activities to benefit your health.

Our instructors will help encourage you to start a suitable exercise programme, promote healthy lifestyle changes, advise you on how to exercise safely and support you through the programme with any advice you need.

Regular physical activity can benefit your heart health, manage your weight, improve your muscle and joint functions, and positively affect your mind. Not only will it help you manage and control existing conditions, but it will help protect you from developing other health complications too.

To get started you can either speak to your local fitness coordinator or Health Professional about being referred onto our scheme. Or you can simply self-refer by contacting your local LiveArgyll facility.

LiveArgyll are proud to have formed a partnership with Macmillan cancer support to develop a range of services to help people affected by cancer in Argyll and Bute.

Macmillan in Live Argyll Libraries

You will a find a dedicated Macmillan space in all LiveArgyll Libraries where you can access information and support in your community. All information is provided free of charge and is easy to understand. We cover a wide range of topics for people affected by cancer and their loved ones.

In addition we also offer drop in sessions in our Helensburgh and Dunoon Libraries, our fully trained volunteers lead these sessions and are there to help with any support you might need. Please contact your library for more information on what is available in your area or contact Mahalia Scott the Macmillan Volunteer Coordinator on 01586555200 or Mahalia.scott@liveargyll.co.uk

Move More is coming to LiveArgyll

We know that when you are living with and beyond cancer even a small amount of gentle exercise can help reduce your fatigue and leave you feeling better.

We have an exciting line up of physical activity opportunities in the pipeline from walking groups to small group training and gentle movement classes. There will be something for everyone. Move more classes will be open to everyone, whether you are going through treatment or have long finished, we will be able to help.

If you have any questions or suggestions on the upcoming Move more programme please contact our Move More Development Officer Charlotte Wilson on charlotte.wilson@liveargyll.co.uk and keep checking back for our launch date”

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