Being overweight has become the biggest problem of the 21st century. Lack of physical activity and excessive consumption of processed foods are the major causes of these problems.
Obesity has also been found to be associated with reduced life expectancy and sudden death largely through its negative effect on the cardiovascular system.
Exercise is the first and the last medicine you need to get over these non-communicable diseases (NCD’s). The movement you make to keep yourself healthy and alive is your new medicine.
Incorporating regular exercise into daily activity may prevent the development of cardiovascular diseases and accompanying risk factors.
These days people have become inactive enough and to bring them back to their healthy lifestyle we bring you India’s first ever Exercise Medicine Clinic.
The vision of exercise is medicine, a global health initiative managed by the Asian College of Sports and Exercise Medicine and now in India with the help of Dr. MD. Majid Khan. The aim of this concept is to make physical activity assessment and promoting a standard in clinical care, connecting health care with evidence-based physical activity resources for people everywhere and of all abilities or with movement limitations.
The physicians and other health care providers are asked to include physical activity when designing treatment plans and to refer patients to evidence-based exercise programs and qualified exercise professionals.
It is committed to the belief that physical activity promotes optimal health and is integral in the prevention and treatment of many medical conditions.
Your digestion might be influenced, and your body may experience more difficulty separating fats and sugars.
You consume fewer calories. This makes you bound to put on weight.
Your bones may get more vulnerable and lose some mineral substance.
You may build up a hormonal imbalance.
You may lose muscle strength and endurance, since you are not utilizing your muscles a lot.
The health benefits of exercise have been noted since Biblical times. Modern science has confirmed ancient wisdom: physical activity can greatly reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, breast and colon cancer, depression, and falls.
It has also been found that exercise is often as effective as drugs at preventing death from the most common killer diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
When you exercise, your muscles release natural substances that help relax blood vessel walls, lower blood pressure, reduce "bad" LDL cholesterol, increase "good" HDL cholesterol, move glucose out of the bloodstream and into the cells where it is needed, lower insulin levels, and reduce inflammation. All of these functions together help protect us against various diseases.
If it was a pill, exercise would be a trillion-dollar money-maker prescribed to everyone.
Steps in your exercise medicine :-
At Korperkraft we provide consultation in such a way that it helps in determining what medical examinations or procedures, if any are appropriately required for you. We explore your problems and concerns which help in identification of the reason for your discomfort. We provide our patients a welcoming and relaxing environment which helps in leveling down their anxiety.
We also recommend you basic diet plan designed for your personal self.
Exercise as a medicine has been accepted as a success and preventive of many diseases like high cholesterol, various heart problems, etc.
Even short term effects of regular exercising are seen on the strength of the brain.
To make physical activity and exercise a standard component of a prescription. To assist our disease prevention and treatment medical paradigm.Our goals
For health care providers to routinely consider physical activity a vital sign and to discuss with each of their patients their level of physical activity.
For the Physician to either prescribe appropriate physical activity to each patient or to refer the patient to a certified health and fitness professional to get a physical activity prescription.
To put in place a framework for allied health and fitness professionals to work with physicians in implementing the exercise plan.
For the Public to begin to ask for and expect Physicians to discuss physical activity during each office visit.
Dr. Lee says it's time to add physical activity to the list of daily health requirements, such as wearing a seat belt or brushing your teeth. "There really is nothing I can think of where physical activity will not help in terms of disease or function," he says.
Take this prescription: Aim for 30-45 min of moderate physical activity most days of the week, or 5-6 Days a week.
If that seems daunting, start with a few minutes a day, and increase the amount you exercise by five or 10 minutes every week until you reach your goal.
Dr. CP Lee is the founder of the exercise as medicine. He currently works at the MS New Symphony Exercise Clinic, Asia College of Exercise and Sports Medicine and is also the CEO of the International Scientific Committee on Exercise Medicine, Chaired by Dr. Jessy Lai.
They are working currently on their new project 'Graded Cool Down Process in Exercise'.
Know your therapist :
Dr. MD. Majid Khan (PT)
Founder, Director and Consultant Physiotherapist
Post Graduate Diploma InExercise Medicine- Malaysia
Certified Thera-Band trainer (USA)
Certified Boot- Camp Trainer
Certified Posture Specialist (USA)
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT)
Executive member INDIAN SOCIETY OF EXERCISE MEDICINE
Vice President ICLR (Indian Institute of Clinical Learning and Research)
Training IAF Air Warriors on Thera-Band Training.
Also achieved awards from IAF Officials. It's been 7 years and we are still growing with IAF, training and learning more and more.