The new eGym training programme to help you manage your blood sugar levels
We're really pleased to be able to offer diabetics in Chippenham and the surrounding area access to a new programme specifically designed to help manage long-term blood sugar levels. This programme, known as Metabolic Fit is the result of a German-wide study conducted in cooperation between the University of Leipzig and a number of eGym studios.
The aim of the study was to explore the effect of a full-body strength training programme on type 2 diabetes patients. It showed that strength training is a crucial factor for the treatment of diabetes and can lead to health improvements even without controlling nutrition.
The programme consists of 24 workouts, combining gentle strength and endurance training over the first 18 sessions with the final 6 focusing on increasing muscle capacity. The result of the study not only supported the treatment of diabetes but showed improvements in the participants general state of health and quality of life.
4.6 million people (6%) in the UK suffer from diabetes.
12.3 million are at increased risk of type 2 diabetes
90% of diabetics are type II which can be prevented with an active lifestyle and maintaining a healthy weight
6 years - the average number of years of shortened life for diabetic patients due to consequences of the disease
3 million - diabetes patients could get their diabetes under control with strength training and a dietary change.
Annual Diabetes Prevalence 2017 - Diabetes UK
The study was carried out with 23 diabetic patients over a period of 6 months with the subjects carrying out full-body strength training twice a week with gradually increasing intensity. The main objective of the study was to lower the HbA1c value for the patients but the programme was found to have a positive influence on all health parameters. 9 of the 23 subjects achieved an HbA1c value below the threshold for diabetes.
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Are You Diabetic or Pre-Diabetic
As you can see from the results above you don't have to accept your Type 2 diabetes diagnosis lying down, in fact, lying down is the last thing you want to do right now for your health.
Give us a call on 01249 463002 or complete the form below and we'll get you started on this programme. The sooner you start, the sooner you'll feel the benefits.