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Long-term Exercise for People with Coronary Heart Disease

Cardiac Rehabilitation programmes have been a feature of cardiac rehabilitation services provided by NHS Tayside for some years. However, these only lasted for a maximum of 12 weeks. Long-term exercise had not been available for people in Angus with coronary heart disease. Angus Cardiac Group, in partnership with NHS Tayside and Angus Council Leisure Services, helped to set this up in 2004.

Application form available to download here

Chair-based Exercise Classes are held as follows:

A programme offering seated exercise classes for those persons with a long-term condition who  are not able to attend circuit or gym-based classes is now available at all of the Angus burghs.   Please click here for details of venues, etc. and click here for details of all Angus Council exercise classes (Be active . . . live well details at bottom of page).

 Circuit-Based Exercise Classes are held as follows:

ARBROATH – Saltire Leisure Centre – Every Monday – 0900, every Wednesday – 1300 at 1300.

ARBROATH – Community Centre – every Thursday – 1800

BRECHIN – Brechin Leisure Centre- Every Thursday – 1400

CARNOUSTIE – Carnoustie Leisure Centre – Every Thursday & Friday  – 0930

FORFAR – Lochside Leisure Centre – Every Monday – 1100 & every Friday – 1130

MONTROSE – Montrose Sports Centre – Every Tuesday – 1300 & every Friday – 1700

KIRRIEMUIR – Webster’s Sports Centre – Every Tuesday – 1400

Refreshments are offered after each class

In addition, There are supervised gym-based classes is held in Forfar, Arbroath and Montrose .  There may be the opportunity to access the gym on an individual basis at other leisure centres following induction by a qualified exercise instructor.

The Benefits of Exercise

There is no doubt that exercising will make you feel healthier.   Long-term moderate intensity aerobic exercise:

Reduces the risk of further heart problems   ●   Reduces blood pressure   ●   Lowers cholesterol

Improves Circulation   ●   Increases well-being and self-confidence   ●   Assists in weight control  

Helps with better sleep   ●   Improves mobility   ●   Reduces stress   ●   Maintains optimum health

Above all – Enjoy it!