Exercise serves as a powerful medicine with patients who suffer from one or more chronic diseases and debilitating medical conditions, including cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic or orthopaedic dysfunction. Movement and exercise is, and should be, the first line of non-pharmacological defence in the prevention, management and cure of diseases including, and not limited to, Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Arthritis, Parkinson, Alzheimer’s disease etc. It is also an essential post-surgical recovery intervention. While medical procedures and treatments are well known recourse and necessity, exercise plays an empowering role in promoting and restoring functional health status, reducing all-cause mortality and risk factors – facts now increasingly established by epidemiological studies. A Medical Fitness Specialist is well equipped and competent to offer clients safe and specialized exercise interventions for such health conditions.
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