Physical inactivity is becoming more common in the Australian population and contributes significantly to a number of chronic medical conditions. The most recent surveys suggest that 54% of Australians lead a sedentary lifestyle.
The significance of physical inactivity in a variety of chronic diseases is shown in the following Table.
Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2002. Chronic diseases and associated risk factors in Australia, 2001. Canberra: AIHW.
Following over twenty years of success in the physical conditioning of cardiac patients a similar weekly programme of three half hour sessions of interval training can now be used in improving your quality of life.
That physical inactivity is a significant contributor to both death and illness in Australians is shown in the following Table (taken from a presentation by Professor A. Lopez, RACP Meeting, Cairns, 2006) in which the top twelve Australian lifestyle problems are ranked for death and decreased quality and quantity of life (QALY).
|High Blood Pressure||15.9||1||17.9||1||7.3||3||6.9||2|
|High Serum Cholesterol||10.6||3||12.4||2||6.1||5||5.4||5|
|High Body Mass||8.2||5||7.7||5||8.6||2||8.1||1|
|Low Fruit & Vegetable||2.9||6||1.7||6||1.8||9||0.9||10|
|Child sexual abuse||0.1||11||0.1||11||0.3||0.3||1.3||8|
|Intimate Partner violence||0.0||12||0.6||9||0.0||0.0||2.1||6|
Physical Inactivity is ranked highly in both causes of death and reduced quality of life in both men and women.
Clearly a more active lifestyle will provide significant benefits to all irrespective of age, sex, physical condition or in the obese. The Nu-Life Rejuvenation Programme has shown significant benefits in all and only takes up ninety minutes of your time a week.
In America it is estimated that 200,000 deaths per year are directly attributable to physical inactivity – causes include coronary artery disease, colon cancer, and type-2 diabetes.
Previous data suggested that in order to obtain some of the important changes in your body including cholesterol and other lipids it was necessary to undertake relatively long sessions of strenuous activity for several months.
However by undertaking a Nu-Life Rejuvenation Programme highly significant benefits can be obtained after only eighteen thirty-minute sessions over six weeks.
What results can you expect from increasing physical activity?
* Improved cardiac function- Reduced resting and exercise heart rate
Improved cardiac output- stroke volume
Increase in muscle mass of ventricle
Reduced Peripheral resistance
Improved oxygen and nutrient delivery to tissues
* Reduced Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure
* Improves Glycaemia control and insulin sensitivity
* In high risk groups helps prevent development of Type 2 Diabetes
* Reduces risk of heart attack, cardiac events and death
* Lowers all cause mortality including risk of stroke, provides modest protection against breast cancer, helps immune system.
Whilst moderate levels of physical activity appear to confer a significant health benefit, greater amounts of physical activity afford greater protection. In the Nu-Life Rejuvenation Programmes exercise levels > 85% are used ensuring greater benefits.
Obviously individual body characteristics and histories of cardiac disease, high blood pressure and the like may affect your level of exercise in general the particular form of exercise utilised in the Nu-Life Programme can be undertaken by the majority only the supervision required varies.
If you are concerned please discuss your possible participation with your local medical practitioner prior to proceeding further. Indeed if you have a history of, or are at risk of, cardiac disease your local practitioner or cardiologists approval is mandatory before enrolment.
What are your major problems? (click on the appropriate condition for Nu-Life Results)
Poor Physical Fitness
Short of Breath
Low “GOOD” Cholesterol (HDL)
High Blood Pressure
High Risk of Heart Disease
Stress, Anxiety or Depression
Would like to Be Fitter
Cholesterol Lowering Medication not working
Unable to maintain exercise and lifestyle change for any period -Just Old
For any other problem not identified please send us an E-mail for individual response.
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