Regular exercise can halve your risk of having a stroke.
The benefits of exercise are:
- It lowers blood pressure
- It helps you to control your weight
- It will help to keep your system balanced (especially blood cholesterol and insulin)
However, take things gently and carefully. If you are seeing a physiotherapist or have seen one then follow their advice. Try to do about 20 minutes of moderate exercise every day splitting this up into shorter bouts if you prefer. Normally, this should be about the same level of effort as going for a brisk walk.
Try to build “exercise-activities” into your everyday routine. Whether you are able to move easily, with difficulty or even if you are in a wheelchair most of the time there is exercise you can do that will be beneficial.
If you have not done formal exercise for a while, check with your doctor.
Inclusive Fitness Initiative Facilities
Wigan Leisure & Culture Trust now offer a wide range of fitness initiatives specially suited for people of all ages with disabilities at, Robin Park Arena, Hindley Pool and the indoor sports centre at the new Sports Village.
Howe Bridge Sports Centre – 01942 886 802 (Community Office)
Robin Park Sports Centre – 01942 828 572 (Community Office)
Ashton Leisure Centre – 01942 732 642 (Referral Office)
Hindley Leisure Centre – 01942 516 986 (Referral Office)
Leigh Indoor Sports Centre – 01942 487 809 (Referral Office)
Food and Physical Activity Team – Howe Bridge – 01942 895 634
Food and Physical Activity Team – Robin Park – 01942 828 518
Leigh Indoor Sports Centre – 01942 487800
Howe Bridge Sports Centre – 01942 870 403
Robin Park Sports Centre – 01942 828 550
Ashton Leisure Centre – 01942 720 826
Hindley Leisure Centre – 01942 253 142
Hindley Pool – 01942 255 401
Tyldesley Pool – 01942 882 722
For all general enquiries please call: 01942 488 481