Recent research has revealed that more than 12,000 new cases of cancer each year are the result of patients being overweight or obese. Experts have found a strong connection between a person’s BMI and their risk of cancer. The research reported that for every 5.1 increase in BMI, this equalled an additional 17.5kg in weight and ultimately, increased the risk of getting cancer. The higher risk cancers included a 62% chance of getting uterine cancer, 31% for gallbladder cancer and a 25% chance of getting cancer in the kidney.
These findings were from research published in The Lancet Medical Journal Today and analysed by GP records in the UK from over 5 million patients.
Overcoming obesity is a long-term process and although many people blame junk and processed foods alone for the increasing issue, lack of exercise also plays an influential part. So it’s crucial for personal trainers to stress the importance of fitness as part of a healthy and long-term lifestyle.
Our Obesity & Diabetes Specialist course is designed to provide personal trainers with the specialist skills to evaluate, train and monitor fitness plans for obese, or potentially obese clients. The course covers key strategies for the management of obesity, including insight into the causes and cognitive thinking behind excessive diets.
Suitable for Level 3 qualified personal trainers, this course brings exercise and nutrition plans to a niche level, specifically tailored for the management of obesity and diabetes.