Exercise classes in the local community

consolation and companionship,

Exercise classes in the local community

Volunteers from the Patient Care Group came together to get the local community moving!

Volunteers were present in Andover Estate, on Holloway Road, doing fun individual and group exercises with all those who attended. They imparted two 25-minute lessons, there was about 15 people in each session.

Patient CareAttendees found it easy and enjoyable, even those who hadn’t exercised in a long time. Pastor David Nzuruba, who oversees Community Outreach said “They were great classes, it was very easy to get people moving, everyone really enjoyed themselves”.

Adults should be doing at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every day. If you want to lose weight, maintain weight loss or meet specific fitness goals, you may need to exercise more. We should also do more to change our sedentary lifestyles.

Our Patient Care Group is always organising different seminars and events to raise awareness and educate local communities about various health problems and how to prevent them.

9W1A1232 scaled 1For example, when the Universal Church hosts Liberty Events, the PCG has a blood-pressure check booth. High blood pressure is sometimes referred to as ‘the silent killer’ because it rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases your risk of serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes.

Around a third of adults in the UK have high blood pressure, although many will not realise it because the only way to find out if your blood pressure is high is to have your blood pressure checked, for this reason we encourage everyone to do so.

The PCG also offers support to people in hospital and their families. They offer one-to-one and family support sessions, visits to people in hospital, care homes or hospices and home visits once the patient is discharged as well as spiritual support including prayers.

Our volunteers are available on a weekly basis for in-person visits in which they’ll provide a listening ear, comfort, consolation and companionship.

If you would like to know more or believe you or someone you know can benefit from any of the services the PCG provides, please call our 24-hour Helpline on 020 7686 6000.

Sources:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/high-blood-pressure-hypertension/