Men’s Health Week returns on 11th-18th June, with this year’s focus being on diabetes.
A diabetes crisis is unfolding in the UK and men are the worst affected. One in ten men now has diabetes, which is expected to increase sharply in middle-aged men in the next 20 years.
The Men’s Health Forum say that “more attention must urgently be paid to engaging men in diabetes prevention, early diagnosis and improving care and treatment delivery.”
There are 4 million people with diabetes in the UK – 90% of these people have Type II Diabetes, linked to being overweight or obese. Whilst the condition can easily be prevented through a healthy lifestyle, new cases are being diagnosed at a staggering rate of 200,000 a year.
Research from the University of Glasgow says dieting and exercise can be more effective at controlling Type II Diabetes than medication.
This new announcement on the benefits of exercise over medication is an opportunity not just for Personal Trainers, but for qualified fitness specialists to join the fight against diabetes.
Exercise Referral Specialists will become increasingly more in demand as patients are referred to exercise-based treatment. Whilst specialist fitness practitioners including Obesity & Diabetes Specialists and Specialist Personal Trainers will be sought to provide expert advice and fitness programmes.
Our Obesity & Diabetes Specialist course will equip you with the tools required to plan and monitor effective programmes for the overweight and obese.
Covering the nutritional basis of healthy eating, the physiology and psychology of dieting and educating individuals on the analysis of food labels, you’ll have the professional qualification to provide advice to those ready to manage their weight now, for a longer and healthier life.
If you’re ready to help tackle obesity and diet-related illnesses, speak to the Focus team about our Obesity & Diabetes Specialist course, and get yourself prepared to tackle the growing diabetes crisis.