In Australia, nearly 850,000 people have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. What is astonishing is that another 850,000 people are thought to have type 2 diabetes but they don't know it! It is a story that is repeated across the Western world: the diabetes epidemic.
While the incidence of chronic disease is rising with our aging population, there's a reason why diabetes deserves special attention. Preventing and managing diabetes is important because diabetes affects every major system within your body if left unchecked or untreated. As you can see in the infographic below, this includes your heart health, your brain and nervous system, your digestive system, your eyes...even your skin!
At Inspire, we have Accredited Exercise Physiologists who specialise in helping people prevent, treat, and manage diabetes by establishing healthy lifestyle habits, as a core part of a holistic health care plan. To learn more about our services and make a booking with an Exercise Physiologist, call us on (03) 9857 3007.
The beneficial effect of exercise for your physical health is well-established. But did you know that regular exercise also has enormous benefits to your mental wellbeing? Research in the medical literature demonstrates the overwhelming benefit of exercise for your mental health, including improving depression symptoms, increasing relaxation, and preventing cognitive decline. The following infographic highlights the value of exercise in establishing long-term mental wellbeing:
Written by Nicole Marlow, Accredited Exercise Physiologist.
Millions of Australians are living with diabetes, with more and more people diagnosed each year. However, diabetes is not only treatable with tailored exercise programs and appropriate lifestyle modifications, but it is often preventable with healthy habits.
We've compiled some key diabetes facts and statistics into an infographic, to illustrate how widespread the diabetes epidemic really is, and to outline how diabetes can be effectively prevented and treated through exercise and diet.
Click the image below to view the diabetes infographic.
The continuous advancement in medical tests has been a major contributing factor to the increased life expectancy of our generation. With advancements in medical science, medical abnormalities can now be detected earlier and with greater accuracy. Picking up changes early is vital to ensure that you can treat the condition or changes appropriately. As a result, exercise physiologists are playing an increasing role in the treatment and prevention of many lifestyle diseases.
Whilst medical testing is a meticulous science, it does rely on each individual to request the appropriate tests from their GP. At various stages of your life, the tests that are suitable will change. The following graphic provides you with succinct summary of medical tests that are appropriate through your lifespan. If you haven't had a medical check up in the past year and you are over the age of 30, you know what to do! A medical check up could save your life!
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Written by Brendan Rigby, Accredited Exercise Physiologist.
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