Chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, heart and lung diseases can significantly impact normal functioning and lead to a reduced quality of life. Expertly prescribed exercise provided by and AEP can help manage or reduce the symptoms of chronic disease.
“…I began this work because of suffering from severe osteoarthritis in several areas of my body and am now mostly pain-free due to having strengthened the relevant muscle groups.”
- Megan, 57yrs
Whether you are at risk, or you have already been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), correctly prescribed exercise will improve glucose control, decrease the risk of heart disease, help you to lose weight and lower your blood pressure. We often find that after consistent training, medication doses can be decreased or eliminated. Exercise can also reduce the incidence of developing T2DM by 60% in people at risk*.
Whether you are at risk, have a family history, or have been diagnosed with heart disease, specific controlled exercise has huge benefits. It prevents your blood vessels from narrowing further, prevents blood clotting, helps to deliver blood to your heart, and helps to maintain a normal heart rhythm. These changes reduce the load on your heart at rest and during exercise, potentially adding valuable years to your life. Additionally, exercise will improve your physical function, and bring about favourable changes in blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar control.
A large body of evidence indicates that correctly prescribed exercise can combat the symptoms of arthritis by building stability and strength, facilitating joint nourishment, easing pain and joint stiffness and improving flexibility. This promotes physical autonomy and quality of life.