A Layman’s Guide To The Importance Of Blood Sugar Levels

Consuming the correct amounts of sugar each day is vital to our health and if not managed properly it can have a harmful effect on the body. Most people are not aware of the correct blood sugar levels and are putting themselves at risk. in this article I will go through the importance of managing your sugar levels along with the impact it can have if not managed correctly. The Difference Types Of Sugar There…

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How Sugar Can Shrink Your Brain

The health implications of Type 2 diabetes and obesity are well published and include an increased risk of heart disease, limb amputation, and even blindness.  However, what isn’t as well documented is the fact that people with Type 2 diabetes and/or those who are obese have a greater risk of brain shrinking (atrophy).  Brain atrophy is a loss of neurons and diminished connections between them, which is associated with dementia and aging.  Brain atrophy can…

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The Benefits of Exercise for Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in our community, with the prevalence of diabetes increasing over 90% in the last 10 years in Boroondara alone.  This is staggering when you consider that 60% of Type 2 Diabetes cases can be prevented with lifestyle modifications.  In particular, exercise not only reduces the risk of developing diabetes, it also slows the progression of the disease and can decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease.  Therefore, physical activity…

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Diabetes Exercise Management Class Featured In National Magazine

Inspire Fitness for Wellbeing has been featured in the November 2012 issue of the national Living Now magazine, with our specially designed Diabetes Management and Prevention Program.  In response to the staggering rise in Type 2 diabetes within the community, our programs allow people with diabetes and those AT RISK of developing diabetes to  manage or prevent the onset of diabetes, through a scientifically-designed exercise and lifestyle modification program.

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Now That I Have Diabetes, What Do I Do?

I was recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes… You have recently recognised that your waist circumference is growing, you stopped exercising long ago due to work and family commitments, and regularly eating healthy meals is something of the past. You recently went to your doctor where you were diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. You have heard increasing things about diabetes and know that it is growing in prevalence in Australia. In fact, some of your…

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Sleep Affects Weight Loss

The Inspire Fitness training philosophy is focused on personally-tailored, expertly-prescribed exercise coupled with healthy lifestyle habits, to ensure that our clients receive complete health and wellbeing solutions.  For many of our clients, the major focus of their training is to lose weight.  The reasons people want to lose weight range from aesthetic purposes, to wanting to feel better about themselves, to improving their health, and to managing a particular health condition.  However, the percentage of…

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Change Your Life, Change Your Diabetes Risk: The Case For Lifestyle Modifications And Better Health Outcomes

Recent statistics have been released detailing the extent of the current diabetes epidemic in Victoria and have highlighted the need for prevention to limit the burden of the disease for individuals.  With 252,000 people in  Victorian currently diagnosed with diabetes, and a combined total 9,883 in the  Boroondara and Manningham city area, it is evident that intensive exercise and  lifestyle modifications are required for people who are  at high risk for diabetes, as well as for  those individuals who…

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Victoria’s Diabetes Epidemic: The Staggering Statistics

Diabetes can lead to many long-term complications such as nerve damage in the feet and eyes, cardiovascular disease, and kidney damage.  Shocking new data has revealed that diabetes has more than doubled over the past 10 years in Victoria.  Figures show that the number of Victorians with diabetes has risen dramatically, from 95,000 in 2001 to a staggering 252,000 today. The main reason for this rapid increase in diabetes sufferers is an explosion in obesity,…

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