Medical Fitness - Fitness for Medical Health
Many physical inactivity related diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, obesity and high cholesterol can be prevented and/or treated by being more physically active. Depending on your health and fitness situation choose from a range of testing services and programmes that will suit your individual situation.
Our Medical Fitness Exercise Programmes
MedFit - Bone Health and Fall Prevention
Low bone density is a major public health issues and affects countless individuals. Lack of physical activity is a known modifiable risk factor for osteoporosis (1). Physical activity affects bone positively with muscle contractive forces and gravitational loading (2).
This 10-week exercise intervention not only aims to increase your physical activity and fitness levels but also help increase and/or maintain your bone density. After completing the gold-standard DXA bone density scan, you will be guided into a 10-week training intervention by CSE Exercise Specialists. Training will be conducted using various monitoring system to ensure effective workouts to help improve bone density, muscle mass and fat mass and cardio fitness level.
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Carter, M. I., & Hinton, P. S. (2014). Physical activity and bone health. Missouri medicine, 111(1), 59–64.
MedFit - Exercise for Diabetes and Prediabetes Prevention
Diabetes and prediabetes has become a widespread epidemic and it is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal and one of the major reasons is lack of physical activity (PA). PA improves blood glucose control and can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, along with positively impacting lipids, blood pressure, cardiovascular events, mortality, and quality of life(1).
After completing the gold-standard DXA bone density, you will then engage in an 10-week training intervention with CSE Exercise Specialists. Training will be conducted using various monitoring system to ensure effective workouts which target in improving bone density, muscle mass and fat mass and cardio fitness level.
Colberg, S. R., Sigal, R. J., Fernhall, B., Regensteiner, J. G., Blissmer, B. J., Rubin, R. R., ... & Braun, B. (2010). Exercise and type 2 diabetes: the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Diabetes Association: joint position statement executive summary. Diabetes care, 33(12), 2692-2696.
MedFit - Exercise for Weight Management
Overweight and obesity is a major public health concern in these years. Increasing body fat is associated with hypertension, heart disease, stroke, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes mellitus, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, respiratory problems and numerous cancers (1). A weight management programme can help you to establish the regular exercise habit and a healthier lifestyle.
This 10-week exercise intervention not only aims to increase your physical activity and fitness levels but also help control and even reduce your blood pressure. After completing the gold-standard DXA body composition scan, you will be guided into a 10-week training intervention by CSE Exercise Specialists. Training will be conducted using various monitoring system to ensure effective workouts to help improve bone density, muscle mass and fat mass and cardio fitness level.
Poirier, P., & Després, J. P. (2001). Exercise in weight management of obesity. Cardiology clinics, 19(3), 459-470.
Exercise is Medicine for Cancer Survivors
More and more research studies have shown that regular exercise is not only safe during and after cancer treatment, but also brings significant benefits to cancer survivors.
The purpose of the program is to introduce exercise in a safe and supportive environment and to empower individuals to manage their own physical activity and wellness. Our Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist will first meet with patients individually to review their health conditions and functional capacity. Based on the consultation and assessment, the best starting point (home-based training/one-on-one training/mini-group/regular group) will be suggested to each individual and hopefully all cancer fighters can receive the best benefit by being physically active at their own pace.
FitRx for Special Populations
Evidence on the role of physical activity in the prevention and management of chronic disease is overwhelming. Exercise is safe for most people and has many health benefits but for someone who are either at risk of or with diagnosed chronic diseases, exercise safety is a legitimate concern.
The AHC FitRx for Special Populations is provided for those who need client‐centered, education/training sessions to target the special needs of their given chronic disease.