Out in the Open

Use of outdoor activities to train strength, fitness and balance for people with COPD, heart disease and diabetes

Out in the open

Using the woods and parks around Silkeborg this offer from the municipality use nature as an active partner to train the participants strength, fitness and balance.

The outdoor program is aimed at people with diabetes, pre-diabetes, COPD or heart disease. In the program, the Health House use nature as an active partner and train the participant's strength, fitness and balance.

The aim is to inspire people to find new ways to live healthy and well with lifestyle diseases. Through 8 weeks of education, training and socialising with like-minded people outdoors, citizens in Silkeborg can get well on their way to new habits.

Video about Out in the Open (in Danish)


'Sundhedshuset' - The Health Care Centre of Silkeborg - have expertise in everything from smoking cessation advice to well-being talks, and offers a number of services for the citizens in Silkeborg.

For each main health area they have an outdoor offer and plans for using outdoor. The Health House is part of Health and Care Department.

Read more about 'Sundhedshuset'

Read more about 'Forløb i det fri'

Would you like to have more information about the initiative - or get in touch with the people behind it?

Write to Outdoor Institute at heiko@outdoorinstitute.dk

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