E-L.E.A.P

E-LEAP: Evening Lifestyle Education and Activity Programme

 

E LEAP is an evening programme running over a 6 week period. Designed for people aiming to make long term changes to their life to lose weight. LEAP is aimed at people with less confidence and/or physical ability and who experience pain or anxiety when exercising. By understanding personal psychology LEAP aims to inspire confidence and enable exercise for every individual attending.

 

E LEAP will run in a variety of locations on different days, but all evening sessions will run from 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Sessions will generally start with 45 minutes of exercise followed by a talk.

 

Week Number

Session Topic and Outline

1

Forms and assessment. Welcome to E LEAP. 7:30-8:30pm 1 hour talk on Psychology

2

What is diabetes? What is pre-diabetes and glucose intolerance? My future if I get diabetes will look like?

3

Managing blood sugars through diet. Understanding food labels. Identifying hidden sugars. Steps to reduce sugar in the diet.

4

Why exercise? Why is it important? How can it help manage diabetes?

5

Weight management? Overweight individuals are at greater risk of developing diabetes.

6

Goal setting. Now you know, what are you going to do? Personalised action plans to reach long-term goals.

 

E LEAP expanded aims

  • To educate individuals at risk of developing diabetes
  • To encourage individuals to adopt a healthier lifestyle including diet and exercise
  • To reduce risk of individuals developing diabetes and lower blood sugar levels
  • To encourage weight loss in individuals at risk of developing diabetes
  • To provide individuals with a personalised action plan that enables them to reach their long term goals and lead a healthy, well balanced lifestyle
  • To inform individuals of the life they could expect if living with diabetes

E LEAP Outcomes

  • Beneficiaries will have achieved a better understanding of self, and emotions
  • Beneficiaries will have had the opportunity to experience exercise in a risk free environment with appropriate clinicians available for support and advice
  • Beneficiaries will have understood what a healthy and balanced lifestyle looks like and how they can monitor their food intake to reduce risk of diabetes
  • Beneficiaries will be motivated to start making changes and follow their goal setting action plan
  • Beneficiaries will be motivated to avoid Diabetes through lifestyle changes