Exercise DVD aimed at long term sufferers

A NEW DVD aimed at helping people in Angus be more active will be launched next week.

The DVD is part of Angus Cardiac Group’s ‘Angus Activity Programme for People with a Long-Term Condition’ project and will be launched on Wednesday at the Reid Hall in Forfar.

It has been produced in partnership with Angus Community Health partnership, Angus Leisure Services, Volunteer Gold, Angus Carers Centre and Angus Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease support groups.

It encourages Angus residents with some form of long term condition to take up some form of exercise and demonstrates a number of different methods to achieve this.

Exercise classes are already well established and are running across Angus. All the classes are taken by qualified exercise instructors or volunteers and individual health assessments are carried out before anyone starts a class.

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.

Gordon Snedden, chairman of Angus Cardiac Group, said: “I would like to encourage everyone in Angus with an ongoing health condition, as well as local health professionals, to come along to the Reid Hall in Forfar to see the range of exercise opportunities that are available for people who have health problems.

“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.

“I hope that members of the Angus community will come along to our launch and take this opportunity to find out more about what’s on offer in Angus.”

To book a place at the launch, or to find out more about these exercise opportunities, contact Karen Fletcher, Coronary Heart Disease / Stroke Prevention co-ordinator, St Margaret’s House, Forfar on 01307 474894.