Exercise Physiology

HEART AND DIABETIC HEALTH

Heart Exercises Lilyfield Physio

EXERCISE FOR DIABETES

Everybody benefits from regular exercise but for people with diabetes mellitus (Type 1 or Type 2) exercise can play a vital role in the management of their condition. Research shows that for people with diabetes, exercise can help to:

  • Improve blood sugar control
  • Decrease proportion of body fat
  • Decrease the risk of developing other chronic conditions
  • Reduce stress

If you have diabetes, it is important that you consult with your GP before getting started with an exercise program, as there are some considerations that you may need to take into account. Our team can then prescribe an individually tailored program to suit your condition and goals.

Medicare rebates apply, talk to your GP to see if you are eligible for a care plan.

 

EXERCISE FOR HEART HEALTH

Whether you are at risk, have a family history, or have been diagnosed with heart disease, exercise can have significant benefits. Appropriately prescribed exercise can bring about favourable changes to:

  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Blood sugar control
  • Weight control

Our team will prescribe an individualised program taking into account your functional capacity, physical limitations, exercise history and preferences.

If you have a heart condition, it is important that you consult with your GP before getting started with an exercise program, as there are some considerations that you may need to take into account.

Medicare rebates may apply, talk to your GP to see if you are eligible for a care plan.