Do you have these health conditions?
As we get older, it is not uncommon to experience some weight-gain around the tummy area. Chances are, we’re not exercising regularly, either because we don’t seem to have enough time or because we’re just not motivated to get moving. Our eating (and drinking) habits may also be less-than-optimal. Over time, fat starts to accumulate, and the belly starts to grow.
The problem with weight-gain around the tummy is that this triggers a number of health conditions. These may include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, elevated blood glucose, insulin resistance or even diabetes and chronic, low-grade inflammation. These factors are warning signs that our body cannot metabolise sugar, fat and cholesterol as well as it should. If not dealt with, they can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke or diabetes. Once you’re diagnosed with at least 3 risk factors, you are classified as having the metabolic syndrome.
Our programmes are scientifically validated!
In 2017 we conducted a scientific study in collaboration with the University of Surrey, UK. 45 men aged between 40-65 years with multiple cardiovascular risk factors, such as elevated cholesterol, elevated blood sugar and high blood pressure participated in our study. We investigated how exercise and a nutrition programme could impact these risk factors. In just 12 weeks we obtained highly significant improvements in waist circumference, blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and triglycerides (fat level in blood). In addition, our men lost an average of 8kg and 4 inches (10 cm) from their waist! Our results were statistically evaluated, and we obtained better results in 12 weeks than some international studies published in prestigious medical journals did in 1 year [1, 2]! Keep in mind that the values below are averages across the whole group, including every single participant. We didn’t just pick the best performers. Our best performers actually lost over 16kg in 12 weeks and over 5 inches (12.5cm) from their waist!
- E&N: Exercise and Nutrition Group E: Exercise only group N: Nutrition only group
- Values are expressed as means +/- standard mean error
The UK’s top medical officer, the surgeon general labelled exercise as a ‘wonder drug‘ or ‘miracle cure’, yet most people do not exercise anywhere close to the national guidelines (a minimum of 3.5 hours per week), despite health conditions. In fact, research shows that exercise is more powerful than diabetes medication (Metformin) in controlling blood sugar .
Take your health serious. We’re here to help!
If your health is important to you, you should definitely embark on a regular exercise programme that is supervised by a fitness professional. Depending on your health conditions, certain exercises may be contraindicated for you. Working with a personal trainer will make sure you are performing a workout that is suitable for your health condition and fitness level.
We have ample experience working with clients with metabolic health conditions. Many have achieved remarkable results in lowering their blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides!
Call us today on 27877445/99877445 to book a free consultation, or click the link at the bottom of the page to book it online.
This is the treatment model for Metabolic Syndrome, as we follow it, proposed by Pistavos & colleagues.
Source: Pitsavos C, Panagiotakos D, Weinem M, Stefanadis C. Diet, Exercise and the Metabolic Syndrome. The Review of Diabetic Studies. 2006;3(3):118-126. doi:10.1900/RDS.2006.3.118.