Injury and Disease Prevention

At (RE)FIT we can design and help you implement an effective exercise and eating plan specifically designed to help prevent or delay the onset of many common health conditions. Most of us service our cars regularly to help avoid the cost and inconvenience of mechanical problems - Why do any less for your body? The earlier you start to invest in your future health, the greater the potential for increased quality and quantity of life. Please don’t wait until you start to suffer symptoms. Oh, and while you’re at it, why not modify that body for increased handling and performance!

Australia's health 2018 - the 16th biennial report on the health of Australians

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Wellness, “Insufficient physical activity is a key risk factor contributing to disease burden in Australia. Given the role it plays in chronic conditions, it is important for Australians to achieve the optimal levels of physical activity recommended in Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines (Department of Health 2017).

Regular physical activity is important for optimal health and wellbeing. It reduces the risk of many chronic conditions (such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes) and other disease risk factors such as overweight and obesity and high blood pressure. Strength and resistance training is also important to achieve and keep good health as it improves muscle strength and bone density, protecting against injury and osteoporosis” (Australia’s Health 2018).

A few facts: 2014–15 data reveals that 1 in 2 (50%) Australians had at least 1 of 8 selected common chronic conditions: arthritis, asthma, back pain and problems, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, and mental health conditions.

  • Almost 2 in 3 Australian adults (63%) were overweight or obese in 2014–15

  • About 3.7 million Australians (16% of the population) have back problems

  • It is estimated that 70–90% of people will suffer from lower back pain at some point

  • More than 1 in 20 (6.1%, or 1.2 million) Australian adults had diabetes (2014-2015)

  • Analysis of measured diabetes data from 2011–12 showed that for every 4 adults with diagnosed diabetes there is 1 with undiagnosed diabetes.

  • Arthritis — including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis — affects around 3.5 million (15%) Australians

  • 3.1% of Australian adults had impaired fasting glucose in 2011–12

  • Over 1 in 3 Australian adults (34%) had high blood pressure in 2014–15

  • Almost 2 in 3 Australian adults (63%) had abnormal blood lipids in 2011–12