Why Phase 4
What is Phase 4:
Cardiovascular Health & Rehabilitation is a medically supervised program that helps improve the health and well-being of people who have or are at risk with heart problems.
Phase 4 Cardiac Rehabilitation is an exercise programme run at a local community or sports centre which is specifically designed to help those with heart conditions to protect health by maintaining and improving fitness.
Phase 4 Cardiac Rehab is relevant for:
Anyone who has had a hospital intervention for a cardiac condition and who has completed Phase 3 Cardiac Rehabilitation
Anyone who has a stable form of cardiovascular disease and who is referred by the hospital, or your GP
There is a wealth of evidence to support the notion that physical activity plays a key role in improving people's health and well-being.
What Can Phase 4 do for you:
Physical activity provides a range of health benefits at any age. The good news is activity doesn't have to be vigorous - moderate activity, such as brisk walking, is great for your health!
It offers an opportunity to increase levels of physical activity, modify lifestyle behaviours, improve well being and halt the progression of coronary heart disease (CHD).
Physical activity can:
Improve psychological well-being and mood, and thus improve mental health and improve quality of life
There are also a number of practical gains to be made from participating in physical activity. It can help you:
Feel more energetic
Improve co-ordination and flexibility, hence reducing the risk of falls
Feel good about yourself
How to Obtain Phase 4:
Phase 4 can directly follow on from a Phase 3 Cardiac Rehabilitation programme Please ask the Rehab Team At CTC Basildon Hospital for details where this can be obtained when finishing Phase 3, also advice can be given as who offers this service for those who later thinks this is for them Tel 0845 155 3111 ext 4076
For those with established heart conditions or who do not go following Phase3 your GP will give you a referal letter if he thinks it would be beneficial.