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coylygirl
coylygirl Member Posts: 283 Pioneering
edited February 2021 in Coffee lounge
I have had a personal trainer for 3 years now and he is a star.  Exercise really lifts my mood but my financial circumstances have changed and I can no longer afford him.  Anybody here know anything about GP exercise referrals? TIA
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  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,412

    Scope community team

    edited February 2021
    Hello @coylygirl

    This NHS website has information if you scroll down to the 'Exercise on prescription' section.  While I know in 'ordinary times' many local councils run various free exercise programmes such as a walking or couch to 5k group.  

    Are you managing to get out for a daily walk?  I try to and find putting on my headphones to listen to a music or podcast helps me get motivated.  Good for you for wanting to keep it up  <3
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  • coylygirl
    coylygirl Member Posts: 283 Pioneering
    Thanks Cher, I haven't been walking as I can't leave the house on my own, but I have posted on my village fb page asking for volunteers for socially distanced walks.  Getting a good response xx
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,412

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    Ah that's good to hear  :)  Let us know how you get on.  At times like these the community spirit really helps.  
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  • coylygirl
    coylygirl Member Posts: 283 Pioneering
    I live in a wonderful village and the neighbours are all rallying roundmx
  • WestHam06
    WestHam06 Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,396 Pioneering
    Hi @coylygirl
                          How are you? I am really pleased that you are getting a good response for socially distanced walks, what a great idea, and I hope that the information @Cher_Scope has shared is useful. Exercise is great and I agree, it has a really positive impact on our emotional and mental wellbeing. This is vitally important, particularly in the difficult circumstances we currently find ourselves in. Thank you. 
  • coylygirl
    coylygirl Member Posts: 283 Pioneering
    Hi WestHam, thank you so much for this;  Due to my condition I can't currently leave the house alone, sou will be great to have walking companions x

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