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Exercising and staying active has become an important part of life for many of us, but it is especially important for those affected by Cystic Fibrosis to help them improve and maintain fitness, and more importantly their lung function.
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.
Why is exercise so important?
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.
The Leanne Fund will liase with you to organise your chosen equipment/sporting activity
and arrange delivery to your home address.
As part of this service, in conjunction with the CF Physiotherapist, applicants will also have individually tailored exercise programmes that are regularly monitored to assess progress.
What can I apply for?
Examples of what children can apply for -
Bike + helmet
Sports Club Membership Fees
Activity Gym (under 5's only)
Examples of what adults can apply for -
Other sports equipment will also be considered. Please liase with your CF Physiotherapist to determine the most suitable equipment/exercises for you.
How can I apply?
Get Active application forms are available from your CF Nurse Specialist 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.
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