Obesity & Diabetes

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What is Obesity?

A person who is overweight and  has a BMI of 30 or above can be described as being obese. But using the BMI scale alone is not a definate measure of obesity. A person who presents  with a high BMI may be very muscular and have a low body fat %. Jane Lewis uses waist circumference measurements, bioimpedence scales and skin fold tests in conjunction with BMI to establish  a more accurate diagnosis.

How does exercise help with Obesity?

  •  Burns calories (energy) helping with weigh loss.
  •  Builds muscle which increases metabolic rate so more calories are burnt in a day.
  •  Improve heart and lung function.
  • Is great for reducing stress levels.
  • Improve your appearance.
  • Combate depression.
  • Improve your sleeping pattern.
  • Prevent diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol
  • Reduce the risk of Coronary Heart Desease
  • Decrease your risk of some cancers, such as breast, ovary, and colon cancer

What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2Diabetes?

Type 1 Diabetes is when the immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin, leading to the build up of glucose that can attack the bodies organs. People with type 1 diabetes are dependable on injections for life. It usually develops under the age of 40.

Type 2 Diabetes is when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin or the body does not react to insulin. Otherwise known as insulin resistance. Type 2 diabetes can be controlled with a healthy diet and lifestyle and monitoring blood glucose levels.

How does Exercise help with Diabetes?

  • Exercise can be effective in improving blood sugar control.
  • reduce the risk of hypertension which is highly linked with diabetes.
  • Weight loss for those who are overweight.  Obesity is highly linked with type 2 diabetes.
  • In type 2 Diabetes, prevent the need for medication or enable medications to be reduced and long term  potentially irradicate the need for medication all together.

Tailor Made Programmes for People at Risk.

  Jane Lewis has the skillset to work with and train people with chronic conditions, specialising in Obesity and Diabetes.  Providing a safe and effective training programme tailor made for people at risk.

Jane Lewis offers on – going support throughout this personalised programme, showing those who are at risk how to improve their lifestyle habits and how to become more active in their daily life. This will include a better balanced diet, losing and keeping off excess weight – helping people to take more control of their health, preventing them from developing what is potentially a life threatening condition or ultimately helping them to become medication free.

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