Get Active

by The Leanne Fund Claimed ( Conditions, Health & Social Care Services, Children & Families )

Why is exercise so important?
The health benefits of an active lifestyle are widely recognised, but exercise is especially important for those affected by Cystic Fibrosis. Regular physical activity and physiotherapy led exercise help improve physical function, cardiovascular performance and muscle strength. Exercise may also aid airway clearance, slow the rate of lung function decline, and contribute to an improved quality of life.

How can The Leanne Fund help?
Though our ‘Get Active’ initiative we are supporting young people with CF with the provision of sport/fitness equipment or gym/sports club memberships to help them improve and maintain fitness.
Sports equipment/memberships will be ordered by The Leanne Fund and delivered directly to your home address. By providing CF sufferers with their own exercise equipment, issues of cross infection are kept to a minimum.

As part of this service and in conjunction with the CF Physiotherapist, applicants will also have individually tailored exercise programmes that are regularly monitored.

What can I apply for?
Children may apply for one of the following -
Bike + helmet
Trampoline
Sports Club Membership Fees
Wii Fit
Activity Gym (under 5's only)
Other sports equipment may also be considered

Adults may apply for one of the following -
Exercise Bike
Road Bike
Treadmill
Gym Membership x 6 months
Wii Fit
Other sports equipment may also be considered

How can I apply?
Get Active application forms are available from your CF Physiotherapist who will be happy to help you complete the form and will return it to us so that we can make sure you get your equipment/membership as soon as possible.

Please remember – you should always seek advice from your medical team before embarking on any programme of exercise to get fit, and keep fit. The CF Physiotherapist will be happy to devise a programme tailored to your specific needs.


Last updated 16 Jul 2019, 9:58 a.m.

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