08 December 2016

Mandy joined Up and Active in Ribble Valley and has found that it has helped her recovery following a double mastectomy.

Anita from the Up and Active team came to talk to the Ribble Valley Breast Friends group about health and exercise.  I had a further meeting with Anita to discuss my medical history and how to include exercise and its benefits.

I started exercising at the gym shortly after with the aim of increasing my mobility and for other health benefits.  I initially started exercising once a week, but then increased to two days a week.

I have benefitted by being able to walk and balance better.  My upper body has gained strength and I have lost weight by toning my muscles!  I am more active, I now have dancing lessons on a Wednesday and go to the gym twice a week.  I can do this because my energy levels are better!

I would, and have, recommended Up and Active to others because it benefits you all round, physically and mentally.  I can only say thankyou for all the help and support I received, and still do from all the staff.