Many doctors recommend a healthy lifestyle, to eat more fruit and vegetables and to start exercising. The reality is, it is difficult to start all of these changes at once. The feeling is almost overwhelming! You know you have to; improve your blood pressure; manage your weight or even a health condition; however you don’t know where to start!
This is where you should see an Exercise Physiologist (EP). An EP is a university qualified, Allied Health professional that have an in-depth understanding of how the human body functions. Their role is to manage and/or prevent chronic disease, injury and disability through the use of exercise as therapy and modifications in lifestyle and behaviour. They are able to assess you holistically and provide you with the best possible advice to “get you on your way.”
When you arrive for your consultation, you will complete a pre-screen questionnaire that will gather your current and past medical history. You will undergo a functional fitness assessment that will provide the EP information on your current level of fitness. You will then discuss your current lifestyle and interests. This will all help the EP to formulate an exercise and lifestyle program that is right for you!