The use of exercise to help ameliorate, maintain, and reverse many chronic health conditions is well recognised today. What has to be managed is the dose and load response, that is to say, that the correct frequency, intensity, and type of exercise. This is an important factor to consider when looking to derive the health gains from exercise. This can be very different for each individual and their particular stage with the condition(s). What is always worth remembering is that however little some form of physical activity will do you good.
You are managing any of the following health conditions:
A number of options are available from Personal Training on a one-to-one basis to class based group activities ranging from Nordic Walking to Stretching and Strengthening classes. If you are unsure how to proceed why not book a free consultation with Peter to talk through your particular needs.
As the name implies Personal Training is all about offering a bespoke individual programme of exercise that will meet your specific needs. This specific person-centered approach means that best results are guaranteed. Personal Training is normally done on a one-to-one basis but small groups of up to three can also be catered for.
Walking is the oldest and still the best exercise. Nordic Walking or Pole Walking is like a super-charged walking. With the simple addition of the poles walking now becomes a full-body workout. What's even better is that its simple to do and hugely beneficial on many levels. Pole walking will improve cardiovascular fitness, improve core stability, improve strength, improve flexibility, and much much more.
Muscle and other soft-tissue is constantly contracting and releasing to enable movement. But often they can also get stuck and glued to each other. This can change tissue behaviour, limit movement and also affect how the tissue communicates with the nervous system. Health, stretch and release also engages the parasympathetic system eliciting relaxation and calm. This is a great class for maintaining movement capacity, range of movement and nervous tension.
Aging leads to a progressive decrease in muscle strength and flexibility. Strength peaks around 25 years of age, plateaus through 35 or 40 years of age, and then shows an accelerating decline, with a 25% loss of peak force by the age of 65 years. The 'Get Strong to Live Long' programme is designed to decelerate and in some cases reverse the strength declines associated with aging.