DVD to keep us active

A NEW DVD aimed at helping local people be more active was to launched on Wednesday.

The DVD, which is part of Angus Cardiac Group’s project ‘Angus Activity Programme for People with a Long Term Condition’, has been produced in collaboration with several partners.

These include Angus Community Health Partnership, Angus Leisure Services, Volunteer Gold, Angus Carers Centre and Angus Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) support groups.

The project, under the banner of ‘Be Active – Live Well’, aims to encourage Angus residents with a long term health condition to take part in some form of exercise.

Examples of exercises available as part of the programme include seated circuit and gym as well as one-to-one seated exercise in the home which is also being piloted for those who are housebound.

The project has also introduced the use of the Nintendo Wii to encourage physical activity.

The DVD can be accessed through a new website at www.anguscardiacgroup.co.uk and shows participants enjoying the different types of exercise that are on offer to help people choose the one that suits them best.

The project, in partnership with local company ‘Angus Care and Repair’, has also produced a handy booklet showing all the exercise opportunities available in Angus for older people and for those who have a long term condition.

Gordon Snedden, chairman of Angus Cardiac Group, said: “Statistics show that anyone with a long-term health condition, who exercises regularly, at whatever level, can have a longer and a happier life.

“We welcome to our exercise classes, not only those with a long-term condition, but also their partners and carers.

“This collaborative project has involved many different organisations as well as people who have worked extremely hard to bring it to fruition.”

To find out more about these exercise opportunities, contact Karen Fletcher on 01307 474894.