A history of poor lifestyle choices led to Perry to require four stents, and a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. When he was referred to CP+R, Perry was unable to manage his health, which was impacting both his physical and mental state.
our action plan
Perry’s clinical assessment showed he was overweight, with high blood pressure, poor blood sugar control and high anxiety levels (measured using a Hospital Anxiety and Depression; HADs score). Perry had a very busy lifestyle which meant that fitting in regular exercise was difficult. Our plan devised with Perry focussed on completing exercise in the afternoons or evenings to manage stress, and consistently and chronically improve his overall health.
The programme used resistance training to improve his muscle health so they were better able to utilise blood sugar, to help stabilise his diabetes. CV exercise was coupled with nutritional changes to reduce his body fat and strain on the heart. Perry worked particularly hard on his nutrition by reducing his intake of refined carbohydrates and increasing quality proteins, to help improve his insulin sensitivity over time.
At first, Perry struggled to make the changes needed but that is exactly what we are there for! Through his perseverance and out motivation, he was able to achieve some outstanding results and wholesale changes to his lifestyle. He reduced his blood pressure from 150/94 to 108/70 mmHg, meaning he no longer has high blood pressure.
Perry’s blood sugar levels also normalised meaning he could manage his diabetes through diet alone. Perry also lost 3.1 kg of fat mass within the first 12 weeks with us and went from not managing 10,000 steps per day to regularly completing three to four 60 minute walks each week.
These transformational changes have paved the way for a happier and healthier lifestyle which has significantly improve Perry’s mental and physical health; his HADs score has now halved to be well within normal levels. We are delighted for Perry and excited for his future.