Prescriptive Fitness: Reversing Chronic Disease

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Health practitioners are increasingly prescribing exercise, or prescriptive fitness, as a regiment to combat chronic disease. Prescriptive fitness is an alternative modality to medications to improve your overall health and well-being and mitigate problems of chronic illnesses.

Deciphering how to exercise safely and efficiently in order to reduce the risk of heart disease, certain types of cancer, and diabetes can be overwhelming. Our team of trainers and educators can develop an exercise plan specifically for you to achieve optimal health.

The American Heart Association recommends that adults get 150 minutes of moderate physical activity each week to reduce the risk of heart disease. These 150 minutes (or more!) can be split up in numerous ways. The overall goal is to get moving! Our classes fit into your daily schedule easily and focus on getting you into the best shape for your body as fast as possible.

Under the guidance of our personal trainers and instructors, weight lifting can help you build strength and endurance. For diabetics, regular anaerobic exercise, such as weightlifting, builds muscle mass which effectively reduces blood glucose levels over time.

To further combat diabetes, aerobic exercise - such as Total Body HITT - utilizes excess blood glucose, quickly reduces hyperglycemia, improves insulin resistance, stabilizes blood sugar levels, and challenges the cardiovascular system.

Qi Gong and active meditation exercises may be what your nervous system needs to teach your mind and body how to relax. Our Qi Gong classes can help reduce stress levels, blood pressure, and inflammation which are contributors to chronic disease. These classes also help to improve circulation, flexibility, and range of motion.

According to Dr. Dean Ornish, lifestyle medicine is a combination of proper nutrition, stress management, fitness, love, and support. His research shows that a diligent regiment can reverse several diseases, including:

  • coronary heart disease
  • type 2 diabetes
  • progression of early-stage non-aggressive prostate cancer
  • high blood pressure
  • elevated cholesterol levels
  • obesity
  • emotional depression and anxiety

At Trilogy, you will find fitness guidance and helpful ways to manage stress, as well as endless support to make lifestyle changes. So get moving today! Contact us today to begin your functional fitness journey.

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