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Chronic Illness and your Health and Fitness


If, like me, you suffer from a chronic illness (I have Crohn's disease) you are probably sick to death of so called healthy people telling you what they think you need to do to get better.

People often confuse IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), tell me what they think I need to eat and drink and judge my lifestyle without speaking from a position of any authority or experience.

People either care, so interject out of love, or just like the sound of their own voices and have to say their piece about everything, whether they have anything meaningful to contribute or not. I try to be patient but sometimes have to retort with "I take advice from qualified professionals, thank you very much."

Having said this, I hope that as a qualified Personal Trainer and fellow sufferer of a chronic disease I can speak from a position of both authority and experience in this instance.

I genuinely believe that in many cases, the right amount and intensity of fitness training, coupled with good sensible nutrition can make an enormous difference to your health and well-being and help to improve the symptoms of a wide variety of chronic complaints. Exercise, simply put, is medicine.

I don't promise the earth and I would not presume to tell you, like some internet "practitioners" do, that what I can do for you is any replacement for medication and the supervision of doctors, but I do believe that I can help to give you some tools to allow you to take back a little bit more control of your health.

With a free and frank consultation (more than one if required) we can decide what might be appropriate for you, given your condition. If necessary you can seek guidance from your GP or consultant before beginning any kind of exercise plan. I will not pressure you into signing up or rush you into making a decision.

If you think you might be interested please drop me an email, or give me a call today.


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