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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How can an exercise physiologist help someone with cardiovascular disease?

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  • Jason Lee

    Exercise Physiologist

    My exercise programs are derived from evidence based practice and I strongly believe in keeping track of the progress of my clients as well as … View Profile

    For someone with cardiovascular disease (CVD) exercise has shown to be very beneficial in reducing the associated risk factors that come with CVD including: optimsing cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure levels.

    Whilst exercise alone can help, an exercise physiologist (EP) can maximise the effectiveness of the exercise regime by ensuring the client is working at the safe and most effective intensity as well as duration.

    Generally those with CVD have other pre-existing conditions which have to be taken into account when prescribing exercise and this is where EPs excel. EPs monitor signs and symptoms of conditions as well as ensuring a progressive exercise regime to ensure that the client is continually improving.

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