Long Term Health Conditions

Physical activity benefits people living with long-term health conditions.

Sometimes known as a Chronic Health Condition, a long-term health condition can be defined as a condition that cannot be cured but can be managed with support and a care plan in place.

Living with long-term health conditions can be difficult and individuals may find the thought of participating in physical activity daunting due to the risk of pain and/or symptoms worsening. However, research indicates that exercise and physical activity can actually help to lessen the impact of some of the symptoms. 

The following long-term health conditions can be supported with physical activity: 

  • Long-COVID
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Asthma
  • High blood pressure
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Dementia 
  • Mental health difficulties

We Are Undefeatable

We are Undefeatable is a nationwide movement supporting people with long-term health conditions to 'get moving' in ways suited to their ability and condition. 

Get in touch…

If you have a generic question please email the Herts Sport & Physical Activity Partnership team: hspinfo@herts.ac.uk