Exercise Strategies for Longevity: Combining Medical Advice and Health Coaching - Bartley Clinic

Exercise Strategies for Longevity: Combining Medical Advice and Health Coaching

How many times have we made New Year’s Resolutions like ‘going to the gym thrice a week’ or ‘running 2 km daily’, only to abandon them barely a week into the new year?

In today's fast-paced world, juggling work, family, and personal life can often leave little room for self-care. The demands of a hectic lifestyle can lead to neglecting our physical health, which, in the long run, may jeopardise our longevity.

At Noviu Health, we understand the challenges that you face, and we believe that a combination of medical guidance and coaching can be a game-changer when it comes to incorporating exercise into your daily routine for a healthier, longer life.

The Importance of Physical Activity

We all know that regular exercise is essential for maintaining good health, but it goes far beyond just looking good. Engaging in physical activity can significantly extend your lifespan and improve your overall quality of life. Here are some of the key benefits:

  1. Heart Health: Regular exercise strengthens your heart, reducing the risk of heart disease, which remains one of the leading causes of death globally.
  2. Weight Management: Maintaining a healthy weight through exercise not only boosts your confidence but also reduces the risk of obesity-related diseases like diabetes.
  3. Mental Well-being: Exercise releases endorphins, which help combat stress, anxiety, and depression, promoting better mental health.
  4. Bone Health: Weight-bearing exercises like walking or resistance training can enhance bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis.
  5. Increased Longevity: Studies consistently show that individuals who engage in regular physical activity tend to live longer and healthier lives.

Medical Guidance: Your Foundation for Longevity

Before embarking on our exercise and lifestyle programme, it's essential to consult with our doctors to assess your current health status and identify any underlying medical conditions. Once we’ve given you the green light, you can begin your personal coaching journey with peace of mind:

  1. Health Assessment: Our doctors will review your medical history, conduct a comprehensive health screening, and discuss your lifestyle to understand your specific needs and limitations.
  2. Risk Assessment: We'll identify any risk factors or pre-existing conditions that may affect your exercise plan.
  3. Tailored Recommendations: Based on your assessment, our doctors will refer you to our health coaches, led by a medical doctor-turned-fitness coach, to create a personalised exercise plan that aligns with your goals and medical requirements.
  4. Medications: We believe that medication, when combined with consistent lifestyle changes, can be a powerful tool to achieve visible results for your weight and health. We currently offer Saxenda (Liraglutide) as a weight loss medication for selected patients.

Health Coaching for Success

Once you have your medical guidance in place, it's time to integrate a coaching element into your fitness journey. Working with a professional coach can help you stay motivated, accountable, and ensure that you are exercising safely and effectively.

How coaching can enhance your exercise regimen:

  1. Personalisation: Coaches design workouts tailored to your fitness level and preferences, making exercise enjoyable and effective.
  2. Accountability: Regular check-ins with a coach keep you on track and motivated, making it less likely to skip workouts.
  3. Technique Improvement: Coaches ensure you're using the correct form to prevent injuries and maximise the benefits of your workouts.
  4. Adaptability: Coaches can adjust your exercise plan as your fitness level improves or if you encounter any obstacles or limitations.

About Our Coaches

Noviu Health has partnered with Dr Arun Jayaraj, a medical doctor (MBBS degree from King's College London) and qualified fitness coach (UK Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training). He specialises in guiding clients of all genders towards improved health and longevity through consistent lifestyle interventions, with a particular focus on exercise and diet.

Under the NoviuFit programme, our doctors at Bartley Clinic will conduct in-depth health screenings, identifying individuals who can benefit from weight-loss medications and tailored lifestyle interventions. Patients found suitable will not only receive personalised exercise and diet plans from fitness coaches but also have access to prescription weight-loss medication where medically indicated.

Our partnership aims to provide a holistic approach to health and well-being, addressing the needs of our patients comprehensively and effectively. Together, we are committed to helping individuals lead healthier, happier lives.

Run Towards Longevity with Noviu

In conclusion, exercise is a crucial component of a long and healthy life, but it's essential to approach it with care, considering your unique medical needs and limitations. At Noviu Health, we believe that combining medical guidance and weight loss medication with fitness coaching can provide you with the best tools and support for achieving your longevity goals. Learn more about NoviuFit today, and get ready to take back control of your weight!


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