We in the west are in a state of health crises. Complementary health practitioners have known this for a while and now even the media have decided to pay it some attention. A large majority of the population is overweight or obese. One in 4 children and adolescents are now considered overweight or obese which means that they are heading for a life – time of ill health and disease.
Someone who may be the ‘right’ weight for their height and may even look slim could still be obese and thereby still be at risk of being ravaged by chronic diseases associated with obesity? Read on!
What we are talking about here is BODY COMPOSITION. Body composition is the ratio of fat tissue to lean muscle tissue in ones body. An altered or unhealthy body composition is when the fat to muscle ratio is high and a healthy body composition is when the percentage of fat tissue to lean muscle tissue is low.
Unhealthy Body Composition is associated with many of today’s chronic illnesses including: hormonal problems such as fibroids, endometriosis, and systemic lupus erythematosis, heart disease, osteoarthritis, respiratory problems, stroke, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, fatigue, kidney disorders, back pain, certain cancers, incontinence, high cholesterol, etc.
Excess fat that is accumulated near the waste is more of a danger than fat that is on other parts of the body. The general rule is men should have a waistline of no more than 40 inches and women are at risk if their waste line goes above 35 inches.
An altered body composition stems from a lack of exercise; excess calorie intake compared with usage, inadequate lifestyle habits such as excess alcohol, fat and sugar diet, the use of steroids, hormonal imbalances and other metabolic problems in the body.
The benefits of a healthy body composition include better overall health caused by more muscle tissue and less fat in the body. Better muscle tissue supports more permanent weight loss, healthy blood vessels thereby reducing the risk of high blood pressure and cholesterol, healthy glucose and insulin levels reducing the risk of diabetes and a healthy hormonal balance which supports healthy cell function reducing the risk of the degenerative diseases including premature ageing so often associated with our modern day living.
Our Optimum Lifestyle Programme is a simple but comprehensive program that begins with a detailed assessment of your body composition using our state of the art Bio Impedence Analysis (BIA) machine. You are then put on a program that is personal to you. This will include a balanced nutritional program using quality foods and food supplements, an exercise program, support and will include close monitoring to track progress.
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