Diabetes

Exercise classes for diabetics

DiabetesDiabetics in Walsall can now take part in specialised exercise sessions to help them control their condition as part of a programme run by Walsall Council’s sport and leisure development services team.

Led by qualified instructors PACE is tailored specifically for people with certain risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Run at various venues across Walsall it is being supported by funding from NHS Walsall and Sport England’s community investment fund.

There are currently more than 15,000 people in Walsall with diabetes. Diabetics are at higher risk of cardio-vascular disease so management of the conditions is very important. One of the main ways of achieving this is through making lifestyle changes, such as increasing levels of exercise.

Joe Holding, senior health and physical activity officer for Walsall Council, said: “Taking part in regular physical activity is very important for everyone, especially people with diabetes. The PACE sessions provide an excellent opportunity for people with the condition to exercise in a safe and enjoyable environment.”

Currently PACE sessions take place in Palfrey, Bloxwich, Shelfield, Walsall Wood, Central Walsall, Willenhall, and Darlaston.

For more information call sport and leisure development services on 01902 605500.