Exercise & Fitness

Exercise & Fitness2018-07-06T08:34:35+00:00

Exercise, Diet and You

The Cambridge Weight Plan is not only committed to helping you achieve your ideal weight, but to assist you maintain your new shape by leading a fitter, healthier lifestyle in the long-run. This section aims to educate you on fitness and exercise and it couldn’t be easier with our Fitness with Cambridge programme.

It’s a balancing act

Achieving the right balance of eating healthy and staying active, not to mention keeping it up can be a challenge!

Start with mini adjustments such as longer walks for the dogs, walking the kids to school instead of driving and the old classic of using the stairs instead of the escalators!

Exercise and diet = the ideal combination.

What are the health risks of being inactive?

The most common long term health risks include Coronary Heart Disease, strokes, high blood pressure, Type 2 Diabetes, osteoporosis and weight gain. Short term problems include tiredness, breathlessness, reduced energy levels, fatigue and sleep apnoea (a sleep disorder found in obese or over weight people).

It is important to remember that not everyone will suffer from health complications as a result of being inactive, but your habits, good or bad could affect your family. Remember an increasing number of teenagers are now suffering with Type 2 Diabetes and 27% of children are deemed as being overweight.

Quick Facts

Exercise helps preserve lean body mass and helps decrease body fat.

Increasing activity levels substantially reduces the risk of Coronary Heart Disease, risk of stroke and high blood pressure.

The government recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate activity 5 days per week

Fitness with Cambridge Programme

Penny Porter MSc, BSC (Hons), MCSP, SRP, FISTC, REP, is a leading figure in sports science and bio-mechanics, she is one of the country’s top exercise consultants. With her knowledge and expertise we have created Fitness with Cambridge, producing a fitness pack for Cambridge customers!

This unique pack is the start to a healthier you. The DVD provided is easy to follow and presents easy to do stretches, from sitting in the chair to fully aerobic movements and even pool exercises.

So, when you have a spare 10 minutes use this as a guide and progress. For more information and purchase enquiries, please contact your local Consultant.

Calories Table

Calories Used According to your Weight (every 30 min) 61kg 82kg
Aerobics 182 250
Cycling 200 264
Disco Dancing 188 248
Football 180 210
Gardening 145 195
Gym 170 226
Ironing 68 91
Running 303 405
Golf 147 200
Rowing 324 432
Grocery Shopping 110 145
Skiing (Downslope) 198 264
Swimming 271 361
Tennis 247 329
Washing Your Car 137 182
Fast Walk 178 238
Yoga 162 216