What's Happening At Innovate HPC

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Welcome to Innovate High Performance Centre's first monthly newsletter! In these monthly editions you can expect to receive that latest information and research on nutrition, health, and advances in the field of sport science, as well as healthy-eating tips and fun new exercises to try.


One thing you may have realized is a change in our staff structure. Unfortunately we have said goodbye to two of our lovely Duty Fitness Instructors, Meg and Jen, as well as Cheri and Mechelle, who are moving onward and upward to bigger and better things!

We are however, taking on a new Duty Fitness Instructor, Calvin Scutt. And yes that is his smug face on the right. He is an ACE qualified personal trainer and an excellent swimming coach. Please welcome him to the Innovate environment and try not ot give him too hard of a time ;)

On another note, behind those double doors in the circuit room that you see our staff disappear into all day long, sits a state-of-the-art exercise rehabilitation system called the Primus RS (bottom right picture). It is designed to test the strength, power and endurance of any muscle or joint movement, as well as treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. Predodmenatly run by Sports Therapist, Heather Flight of Core Performance, it is definitely worth a look at should you have any particular niggles and pains that require some attention. Alternatively, give Heather a ring on 0776 825 764.

Research show a direct link between doing Weight and Resistance Training and Lowering the Risk of Diabetes

Lifting weights, doing press-ups or similar resistance based exercises to give the muscles a workout has been linked with a lower risk of diabetes. These findings come from a study that tracked the health of nearly 100,000 nurses in the U.S over a period of 8 years.

The benefit seen in the study was on top of any gained from doing aerobic workouts that exercise the heart and lungs - something which adults are meant to do for at least 150 minutes a week.

Women who engaged in at least 150 minutes a week of aerobic activity and at least an hour a week of muscle-strengthening activities had the most substantial risk reduction compared with inactive women. They cut their odds of developing type 2 diabetes by a third.

Experts already know that regular aerobic exercise, such as jogging, brisk walking or swimming, can help stave off type 2 diabetes. 

Type 2 diabetes develops when the insulin-producing cells in the body are unable to produce enough insulin, or when the insulin that is produced does not work properly.

Insulin enables the body to use sugar as energy and store any excess in the liver and muscle.

Our genes and lifestyles influence our chances of developing type 2 diabetes and carrying excess weight increases a person's risk.

If you are worried about what exercise you should be doing as someone with type 2 diabetes, please get in touch with us for more information.

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