Holy Atherosclerosis Batman, You have Heart Disease!!
“A different way of looking at health and fitness”
For over 40 years I have been training at and prescribing moderate to high intensity exercise to increase fitness levels, improve health and wellbeing and promote weight loss.
That is… until I was diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) that eventually required a stent to be inserted into one of my coronary arteries that was 90% blocked.
My immediate reaction was shock and disbelief, which quickly turned into anger, frustration and disillusionment!!
How was this possible given that I did not present with any risk factors. I have been active all my life, always been very fit, lean and never overweight, always had an excellent diet, only ever drank in moderation and never smoked.
I felt like a fraud. For decades I had been teaching and promoting the benefits of exercise and being fit.
I needed answers as to why this was happening to me!
At the same time I started to hear of well-trained athletes suffering from cardiovascular problems and is some recent cases dying unexpectedly of heart related causes.
As a result I spent many months coming to grips with my problem by researching new information on coronary calcium scores, oxidative stress, free radical production, atrial fibrillation (AF), premature ventricular contractions (PVC), turbulent arterial blood flow and many other scary concepts that every fitness professional should be aware of when prescribing exercise across the population spectrum.
At my journey’s end I discovered a “Tipping Point” where too much exercise can cause potentially serious side effects, that there is a “Missing Link” in health and fitness that is yet to be recognised and legitimised and that fitness as we currently know it is not addressing the global inactivity and obesity crisis.
Come along to this presentation and find out more about:
- The Exercise “Tipping Point” and the “Missing Link” of movement that will change the way you think of health and fitness forever
- The serious medical complications that are common to both the inactive couch potato group and the over exercising group
- How I used my vacuum cleaner to train to trek Everest Base Camp