How can exercise help with Obesity?
A healthy diet and exercise is the foundation to a healthy lifestyle. Being overweight increases your risk for other chronic health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke, and many other illnesses. According to the World Health Organization, to prevent and treat heart disease, people should strive to obtain a BMI of under 25 and a waist circumference of 35 inches or below. Regular exercise helps you burn more calories than you consume, leading to weight loss. Exercise for weight loss is not all about cardio. Strength training helps you increase your total muscle mass. A greater muscle mass helps you burn more calories at rest, which ultimately leads to weight loss.
Physical activity reduces the risks of cardiovascular disease and diabetes beyond that produced by weight reduction alone.
—Centre for Disease Control and Prevention
How does regular exercise improve your overall health?
Reduces risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and osteoarthritis
Reduces blood pressure
Improves cholesterol profile
How can you get started?
Starting an exercise program in large gyms and class sizes can often be overwhelming and intimidating environments. We recognize the challenges that come with a weight loss journey, so we are here to be your support team to help you exercise consistently and effectively. We hope to empower you with greater knowledge about exercise to learn how to manage your weight. Physiotherapists and Kinesiologists are equipped with the knowledge to help people with medical conditions exercise safely.
Our team will:
Teach you how to exercise in a private, studio environment
Keep you accountable to stick to your program
Improve your aerobic fitness, strength and mobility
Come into our clinic for a free 30-minute consultation, and learn more about how to manage your weight through exercise.
1-on-1 Guided Exercise to Manage:
High blood pressure
Exercise is proven to be an effective method to help with the management of many age, or lifestyle-related conditions. Beginning to exercise for the first time, learning to exercise safely or having the knowledge to manage an illness with exercise can be intimidating. At Westcoast SCI Active Physiotherapy, our goal is to introduce people to exercise in a supportive environment and help teach individuals with the conditions listed above how to use exercise to manage symptoms and improve overall health.
Interested but don’t want to commit?
Free 30 Minute Consultation with a Kinesiologist
During your free 30-minute consult, our kinesiology team will meet with you, and provide you with educational resources on why and what type of exercise is important in the management of your condition. The goal is to help you learn how exercise can be beneficial, and the steps to get you started.
Discounts are available for those who qualify for Medical Services Plan (MSP) Supplementary Benefits
MSP Supplementary Benefits is financial assistance for families who have filed their taxes and have an adjusted net income of $42,000 or less. Contact us for more information.
For more information on MSP Supplementary Benefits, click here.
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