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Healthy Hearts project is a success

18 January 2013

For the last 12 months the Heart Research UK and Subway Healthy Hearts project manages to engage over 70 disabled people.

It has been a fantastic 12 months for the Healthy Hearts programme. Over the past year the Trust has delivered a £10,000 Healthy Hearts projects, targeting disabled adults of all abilities, including physical, learning, sensory impairments and mental health.

The project is the first of its kind and was funded by Heart Research UK and Subway, with over 70 disabled people- the most secluded group in society- participating in the programme.

Targeting people from a range of organisations including Scope, Mencap, Oaks Day Centre, STONHM and Marbles mental health group, we delivered weekly sports, walking, diet and nutrition workshops, educating individuals on how to make positive lifestyle changes.

At the beginning of the programme the Trust carried out a series of bodily measurements, including BMI, waist circumference, blood pressure and body fat percentage. The participants were then retested at the end of the project, which showed a drastic improvement within all of our participants.

As a result of the Healthy Hearts project, participants showed amazing improvements in overall fitness and health. It also decreased their risk of heart disease and diabetes.

We would also like to announce that Subway has kindly donated a portable DVD Player for one organisation to give away.

And last but not least we would like to say a big thank you to SCOPE, Mencap, Oaks Day Centre, STONHM and Marbles for your ongoing commitment, especially to our funders Heart Research UK and Subway.

From everyone at the Trust- we THANK YOU!

For more information on the RUCST go to: www.rucst.co.uk

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