The Strong Hearts program combines group exercise and engaging education sessions to provide patients with the skills and knowledge to make and maintain long-term heart healthy lifestyle changes. Measurements of physical ability, cardiovascular disease risk factors, psychological well-being and lifestyle behaviours are taken before and at three timepoints following the Strong Hearts program to ensure patients are progressing and troubleshoot any arising issues and concerns the patient may have.
The program consists of 10 weekly, 90-minute sessions (45 minutes of exercise followed by 45 minutes of education) running in line with the school terms:
Term 1 - 4th February, 2019
Term 2 - 29th April, 2019
Term 3 - 22nd July, 2019
Term 4 - 14th October, 2019