Time To Get Your Body Ready For Summer!

Exercise forms an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. Human beings need exercise – there is increasing evidence to suggest that an inactive lifestyle significantly increases our risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, dementia and cancer.

One interesting study* showed that those who participated in regular exercise – walking, swimming, cycling or yard work for 30 minutes per day on most days –had a 23% lower risk of death – lower yet for those who controlled their blood pressure, maintained a normal body weight and did not smoke.

Exercise, therefore, forms an integral part of a healthy lifestyle, which also includes:

  • A healthy balanced diet
  • Abstinence from smoking
  • Good sleep habits
  • Regular medical care, including mental health

The benefits of a healthy lifestyle are numerous and include:

  • Reduction in blood pressure.
  • Improvement in cholesterol
  • Treatment/ prevention of certain types of Diabetes.
  • Improved mental health and general wellbeing.

Diet also plays an integral role in a healthy lifestyle. Mingara Medical is one of very few General Practices in NSW that runs a professional, team-driven Weight Management Clinic.

The team includes a GP, Practice Nurse, and an on-site Dietician and Exercise Physiologist.

Each Weight Management Clinic runs for 12 weeks, which is perfect timing for summer, and includes:

  • A comprehensive initial assessment by our whole team,
  • Interval follow up with our dietician and exercise physiologist,
  • Weekly visits with our practice nurse.

For more information, book an appointment to see a GP by calling Mingara Medical on 4302 3333.

* Following 10 000 Harvard Alumni over a 12 year period
Time To Get Your Body Ready For Summer!