Diabetes and Obesity
GP Referral is a specific and formalised programme whereby a medical professional refers a patient to a fitness programme. So if you’ve been recommend by your GP to exercise in order to improve a medical condition then our team can help.
Over the next 20 years, the number of obese adults in the country is forecast to soar by a staggering 73% to 26 million people.
According to health experts, such a rise would result in more than a million extra cases of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
No longer a condition
Obesity is also no longer a condition that just affects older people, although the likelihood does increase with age, and increasing numbers of young people have been diagnosed with obesity
How does obesity cause type 2 diabetes? It is a well known fact that if you are overweight or obese, you are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes, particularly if you have excess weight around your tummy (abdomen).
The links between obesity and type 2 diabetes are firmly established – without the intervention of a healthy diet and appropriate exercise, obesity can lead to type 2 diabetes over a relatively short period of time.
The good news is that reducing your body weight, by even a small amount, can help improve your body’s insulin sensitivity and lower your risk of developing cardiovascular and metabolic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and types of cancer.
According to the NHS, a 5% reduction in body weight followed up by regular moderate intensity exercise could reduce your type 2 diabetes risk by more than 50%.
GP exercise and nutrition package.
Either a 6 or 12 week program. This includes diet/nutrition plan and full work plan with one personal training session per week.