The FREE Group Exercise Session Now Available in Coffs
What is BEAT IT?
BEAT IT is an evidence-based, innovative physical activity and lifestyle program.
It is designed to assist those at risk of, or living with, diabetes and other chronic conditions, through education and physical activity – all in a safe and supportive environment.
Diabetes NSW developed the BEAT IT program to support people living with diabetes in becoming more active in their lifestyles, and to get greater control over their condition.
BEAT IT Gym is a program that runs over 8 weeks and involves moderate intensity aerobic, strength and balance based exercises as well as education sessions on healthy living topics. The sessions are fun, safe and supportive, with exercises specifically tailored to suit your individual health and fitness level’s
Alex Pearson has just completed his training as a BEAT IT instructor and is about to start running FREE group exercise classes. Beat It: Physical Activity and Lifestyle Program is an evidence-based exercise program for people with, and at risk of, diabetes.
Prevention is better than Medication!
There are different types of diabetes; the three most common types of diabetes are type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes. Strong international evidence shows diabetes prevention programs can help prevent type 2 diabetes in up to 58 per cent of cases. You can do a lot to reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, read our tips below.
Currently type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented. However, researchers are looking into the
autoimmune process and environmental factors that lead people to developing type 1 diabetes to help prevent type 1 diabetes in the future.
Evidence, including large-scale randomised control trials, shows type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed in up to 58% of cases by maintaining a healthy weight, being physically active and following a healthy eating plan.
People at risk of type 2 diabetes can delay and even prevent the condition by:
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Regular physical activity
- Making healthy food choices
- Managing blood pressure
- Managing cholesterol levels
- Not smoking.
Aims of the BEAT IT Program:
- Reduce the risk of developing diabetes and other chronic lifestyle conditions
- Help with diabetes and other chronic lifestyle disease management
- Prevent development of diabetes complications and other chronic lifestyle related conditions
- Improve heart health.
- Improve blood glucose control
- Improve insulin sensitivity
- Improve blood pressure and cholesterol level
- Achieve weight loss and weight management
- Prevent osteoporosis and improve bone mineral density
- Reduce the risk of falls and fall related injuries
- Improve mood, energy and quality of life
Please contact the Infoline on 1300 136 588 or go to the website http://diabetesnsw.com.au/beat-it to find how to join the BEAT IT programme run by Alex Pearson