Exercise on referral

The exercise on referral programmes are for inactive adults at risk of developing chronic disease.

The programmes are for adults who are overweight or obese. They are 10 to 12 weeks long, led by an exercise specialist, and tailored to meet your needs.

Who qualifies for a referral?

  1. People who are referred after an NHS health check
  2. People who are obese (body mass index over 30)
  3. People who are overweight (body mass index over 25) and have one of the following conditions:
    • controlled diabetes or hypertension
    • hypercholesterolemia (a type of high cholesterol)
    • depression or anxiety (mild to moderate)
    • osteoporosis
    • mild arthritis in hips or knees
    • asthma, COPD

To join a referral programme you will need to ask your GP.

Courses in Harrow take place at Harrow leisure centre and the Aspire leisure centre.