Exercise Physiology explained

Exercise Physiology is the study of the effects of physical exercise on the human body and how it functions. There is a growing body of evidence indicating suitably prescribed exercise can help treat, manage and/or prevent a wide range of health conditions, through improving metabolism, enhancing cardiovascular efficiency, increasing muscle strength and mass, improving glucose and cholesterol profile, maintaining bone density levels, and improving biomechanics (ie. how you move).

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) prescribe exercise according to a person’s health condition or status in an attempt to improve physiological function and, ultimately, quality of life. At EIP, we apply exercise in much the same way you may receive a script for medication. Using evidenced-based principles, we design a program with the appropriate “dose” of exercise, specific to your condition and functional capacity. In fact, research suggests that exercise is just as good as medication, if not better, for treating many health problems. Furthermore, its side-effects are usually only good ones!

 

The EIP approach

In addition to addressing the condition, we also believe in treating the individual, so our programs and advice aim to account for each person’s unique lifestyle situation and habits. We provide guidance, feedback and support with understanding and empathy to help ensure you benefit as much as possible from our exercise intervention.

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