Many people all across the world struggle with their weight. For some, it’s due to another health issue that causes them to gain weight; some people have eating disorders that are symptoms of a larger issue such as depression; and others simply don’t have an understanding of nutrition.
Whatever the reason for the struggle, it’s important that these people get the right help and advice.
Weight management is a long-term approach to a healthy lifestyle and incorporates a good understanding of nutrition and physical activity. It is not about fad diets that last for a week or two. And it’s not about trying to lose as much weight as possible in a short space of time. It’s about developing a lifestyle that you carry on with for the rest of your life to enable you to live and full and healthy life.
Being an ideal weight isn’t just to do with looking good; it’s about what’s inside and is to do with the health of you as a person. Being overweight can lead to so many other problems such as:
- Reduced mobility
- High blood pressure
- Cardiovascular disease
- Increased risk of cancer
- Sleep apnoea
- Type 2 diabetes
- High cholesterol
- Increased risk of stroke
Currently in England, around 67% of men are classed as obese and 57% of women. This is why it’s never been more important for those working in the health and fitness industry, to have a good grasp of weight management. The Fitness Training Solutions’ Level 4 Weight Management Course is the perfect way to gain more knowledge and understanding as a personal trainer.
The course teaches:
- Classifications relating to body composition and disease risk in individuals with obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
- The importance of building relationships with key individuals and organisations in delivering a weight management program.
- Treatments and disease states for obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
- How to manage the risks associated with programming exercise for individuals with obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
- How to motivate individuals with obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome in weight management sessions.
- Plan and deliver physical activity components as part of weight management programs.
- Design, review and adapt weight management programs.