Treating Metabolic Conditions with Exercise
Common conditions we treat with exercise include:
Our 4 Step Approach
Step 2: Plan
Our clients receive a tailored exercise plan based on their specific health needs. For metabolic clients we focus on achieving and maintaining a healthy BMI, improving insulin receptiveness and reducing related risk factors.
Step 3: Coach
Lifestyle changes need to be simple and achievable. All clients receive access to our tried and tested methods of reducing metabolic risk factors when outside the gym.
Step 4: Monitor
Each session allows us to monitor our clients progress and improvements. We adapt all programs based on individual results an adjust all programming as required.
Treating diabetes with exercise
Diabetes is a condition that affects a person’s ability to maintain healthy levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. When blood glucose rises beyond safe levels, both short and long term complications can arise.
Complications tend to develop gradually over time and may lead to disability, reduction of quality of life and even reduced life expectancy.
Diabetes is a conditions that responds well to exercise especially when paired with sustainable lifestyle changes. Evidence now supports that up to 58% of type 2 diabetes cases and be slowed or even prevented with physical activity and a healthy approach to eating.
Treating obesity with exercise
Obesity describes excess levels of body fat and can me assessed with the Body Mass Index (BMI). A BMI between 25-30 is considered overweight while a BMI above 30 is considered obese. Obesity develops gradually from a combination of lifestyle and environmental factors. As the levels of body fat rise beyond a healthy BMI, complications can arise and may lead to other conditions.
Obesity is linked to several other health conditions that affect the entire body. Cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes and arthritis are related and may complicate the condition further.
Healthy food choices along with regular prescribed exercise are among the easiest (based on cost and accessibility) methods of reducing BMI and ultimately reducing the related health complications.
Treating high blood pressure with exercise
High blood pressure is formally known as hypertension. It describes a permanent increase of blood pressure in the body. Risk of heart attack and stroke are linked closely to high blood pressure. Along with the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure can affect the flow of blood to vital organs. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 1 in four men and 1 in five women had measured high blood pressure in 2017-2018.
Like other metabolic conditions, individuals can have high blood pressure without any obvious symptoms. Physical activity and healthy lifestyle choice are recommended to manage and treat high blood pressure.