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Thrive Lifestyle Program

Thrive Lifestyle Program

For those who want to take control of their health

In the past type 2 diabetes was thought to be a chronic, progressive disease fraught with the risk of complications, ill health and requiring evermore intensive treatment with drugs that only treat the symptoms not the root causes. Recent scientific studies show, however, that diabetes is not inevitably progressive but can be prevented and reversed with lifestyle changes that focus on fixing the underlying causes leading to improved health outcomes.

Who is it for?

Thrive is a lifestyle programme, for people with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes who are diet controlled or on metformin. It’s also suitable for those who’ve been told they have prediabetes or have metabolic syndrome and are at a high risk of developing diabetes. The programme is suitable for men and women of all ages, cultures and sizes.

Metabolic Syndrome is defined as having 3 or more of a cluster of risk factors– being overweight, a waist size over 94cm for men or 80cm in women, abnormal cholesterol profile, high blood pressure and high blood sugars. There is a 5-fold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the following 5 years.

Prediabetes is defined as having an HbA1cblood test of 6-6.4%. Over 70% will go on to develop full type 2 diabetes in the next 5-10 years.

 How will you benefit?

Our aim is to give you up-to-date information about diabetes, prediabetes and metabolic syndrome, how best to prevent it and even reverse it with long-term, sustainable lifestyle changes. Topics covered will include diet, physical activity, the role of sleep and stress as well as looking at relationships with food.

The programme will help you to:

  • Lose weight and reduce your waist circumference
  • Reduce blood glucose levels, reduce blood pressure and improve your cholesterol profile
  • Reduce the risk of developing further health complications
  • Empower you to take control of your health
  • Become more active (taster sessions of Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi and other classes at the clinic will be available for you to try)

What makes this course different?

We understand that making long-lasting lifestyle changes can be difficult and believe that psychology plays a crucial role. We will help you to explore your relationship with food, look at the nature of cravings & addiction, talk about the toxic environment we live in, and how to create healthier habits. By looking at the psychology behind the cycle of change you will be prepared for and fully supported as you make healthier and sustainable lifestyle choices,

The course is based on the latest research and reflects the current official guidelines. It will be led by a Registered Dietitian, Chartered Physiotherapist & Cognitive therapist

For people with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes or metabolic syndrome.

For further information please contact Redbourn Physiotherapy Clinic:
Tel. 01582 794441 or email: diane@redbournphysio.co.uk

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