Exercise is not just something that helps you look your best but, more importantly, feel your best.
Exercising is essential for everyone and is a powerful tool that increases your mental alertness, energy levels and assists in improving your overall quality of life.
It can also assist in decreasing your risk of cardiovascular disease later in life as well as diabetes, Alzheimer’s, cancers and other chronic illnesses. With all these amazing benefits why wouldn’t everyone think exercise is essential for them?
As Accredited Exercise Physiologist for Belgravia Leisure Luke Vesnaver explains, “it is a very common occurrence for clients to state they haven’t trained in a gym for years and that they are “too old”, “too injured” or “my physio/GP told me that…”. These misconceptions can create barriers to accessing our services.”
These common misconceptions will stop you from reaching your full potential and reaping the benefits that exercise physiology may have to offer you.
What is an Exercise Physiologist and How Can They Help?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are recognised and registered by the Australian Government as allied health professionals. That specialise in the prescription of exercise to treat and manage acute, sub-acute and chronic medical conditions, musculoskeletal injuries or disabilities.
Why You Should See an Exercise Physiologist?
Exercise Physiologists are qualified to prescribe exercise for health, rehabilitation, and fitness. The skills and knowledge of an Exercise Physiologist are developed over 5 years of University education which enables them to treat proficiently in a variety of settings.
Who Is Exercise Physiology for?
Exercise Physiology is for people who have a high risk of developing or diagnosed with a range of conditions including:
- Cardiovascular conditions
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Respiratory conditions
- Post-surgery rehabilitation
- Type 1 and 2 diabetes
- Mental health
Exercise Physiologists can also work with healthy populations to assist them to achieve to optimise their health and fitness goals. Leading to improved function and ability to complete daily living activities.
Luke explains how “it’s often not until people start to exercise that they realise how potent and effective it really is, both physically and mentally. I’ve seen it from people in their 20’s, right through to 90+. People achieving health goals and milestones they never thought possible, moving pain-free in ways that other treatment modalities simply didn’t allow.
“Exercise truly is medicine.”