EIMS and METABOLIC SYNDROME
EIMS and METABOLIC SYNDROME
By: Gabriel Ng
Conventional medication has its adverse effect on physical health causing musculoskeletal joint pain, peripheral neuropathy and other cardiovascular complications. Lifestyle modification of diet and with regular moderate exercises of 150 mins. weekly can gradually improve one’s health and reduce high risk of metabolic syndrome ( High Blood Pressure, Diabetes Type 2 and Dyslipidaemia ).
The Finnish Diabetes Prevention, American Diabetes Prevention and American Center for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) studies has shown that regular exercises significantly increases Diabetic Type II insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance hence, reduces the high risk
There is an overwhelming scientific evidence that exercise has improved many individual physical and innate health hence, decreasing pre – mature death and chronic illnesses.
Exercise is Complementary Alternative Medicine prescription to treat various diseases and illnesses such as:
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Cardiovascular Respiratory / Pulmonary Disease
- Reduce mortality from breast cancer
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
Recent National Health Survey found that 39.1% of Singaporean are physically inactive with 11% of them either overweight or obese.
complication of heart disease , stroke, hypertension, kidney failure, peripheral neuropathy and retinopathy.
Moderate intensity of exercises or physical activities of 150 mins. weekly has found to improve Systolic and Diastolic BP of 2 to 5 mmHg for most healthy individuals.
However, hypertension patients will benefit from moderate exercise of 150 mins with 75 mins. of vigorous exercises a week can significantly see a reduction of SBP /DBP of 7 to 5 mmHg respectively. Hence, this reduces the high risk of cardiovascular, pulmonary and coronary heart disease complications. Regular exercise in any form of aerobic activities and exercises helps to increase the level of HDL and lower LDL as well as lowering the overall lipid and triglyceride levels. By reducing the plaque deposit through the form of exercises decrease the risk of atherosclerosis, thrombosis and many other complications of coronary heart disease.
Prolonged use of conventional medication for Diabetes Type II, hypertension and other related medicine for cardiovascular heart disease has its toll effect on musculoskeletal joint pain and impedes the circulatory system that causes early degenerative joint conditions. Patients experiencing physical pain symptoms and more prone to sports injuries, generally will shy away from any form of physical activities or exercises, as a result it will be even more challenging for the individual to re – instate their health conditions. Most exercises that are initiated by patients themselves generally do not have any sports injuries prevention measures put in place, so over use or load of exercise without professional supervision can accumulate several musculoskeletal acute injuries and other physical pain symptoms like, muscle imbalance , spasm, muscle strain and stress, frozen shoulder, tennis/golfer elbow, runner’s knee, ankle sprain , Achilles tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis and even fractures.
In order to prescribe and implement a safe effective exercise program for the right patients with diseases or injuries, pre – participation screening and risk classification is essentially the first step. Any physical musculoskeletal joint pain symptoms that may be result of medication, may require further evaluation by a medical practitioner. Hence, medical clearance is relatively significant before commencing the exercises with clinical supervision.
Seek our EIMS certified professional’s advice and prescription would be the safest and fastest pathway to a healthy and injury – free exercise program. Exercise Is Medicine is a world health initiative managed by American College of Sports Medicine ( ACSM ), to focus on improving the public health through exercises prescribed by Certified EIM professional healthcare trainer and physician.
Exercise is Medicine Singapore ( EIMS ) was launched in 2011 and had committed to integrate exercises to treat and prevent diseases hence, PAIN CLINIC @ WELLNESS PHILOSOPHY offer a professional comprehensive clinical exercise prescriptions.
Patient with existing predisposing health condition or has more than 1 or more high risk sign or symptoms and diagnosed with some form of medication for his or her health conditions, should seek professional or medical advice for clearance before under taking any form of physical activities or exercises. It is strongly encouraged that patients should engage PAIN CLINIC @ WELLNESS PHILOSOPHY’s trained and certified EIMS advice for exercise prescriptions before engaging any form of exercises or physical activities.
EIMS PRESCRIPTION PROGRAM
12 – 18 weeks program*
( *depending on health condition )