Welcome, here at M.L. Health and Fitness we are passionate about physical activity and the benefits everyone can gain by becoming more physically active.
We specialise in designing physical activity programmes to maintain and improve functional fitness and assist people achieving their fitness related goals. We support this through individually designed, evidence based exercise programmes. We primarily provide a mobile service and will come to your home or suitable location to provide an exercise session, for more information about the services we provide see our About Us section.
In addition we provide free videos for you to follow to improve health and fitness including seated exercise, assisted standing and a range of Phase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation videos that can be used in conjunction with the supervised part of your Phase IV Cardiac rehabilitation programme. In the contact us section you will find links to other exercise sessions in the Suffolk and surrounding area but also links to older adult social groups, cardiac support groups and a range of other useful tools and links. We are the one stop shop for all your physical activity needs.
Physical activity plays a key role in maintaining physical and mental health and well being, the chief medical guidelines recommend 150 mins of moderate intensity physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity physical activity and 2 - 3 days muscle strengthening to to reduce risk of :
Dementia by up to 30%
Cardiovascular Disease by up to 35%
Type 2 Diabetes by up to 40%
Colon Cancer by 30%
Breast Cancer by 20%
Depression by up to 30%
Hip Fractures by up to 68%
(Public Health England, 2017)
150 minutes of moderate intensity can seem like a daunting task but this can be broken down into 30 minutes 5 days a week or even 3 x 10 minute brisk walks in the day. If 150 mins a week is an unachievable task then remember that any increase in your physical activity will have a positive benefits for a wide range of health outcomes. If you are currently inactive the greatest gains for you health can be found by just achieving 30 mins of moderate intensity physical activity per week, even standing from a sitting position every 20 - 30 mins and moving for 2 - 3 minutes at a time has been shown to have an impact on people's health.
Whatever you do to become more physically active, no matter how little, will have benefits. If you do want to become more physically active we here at M.L. Health and Fitness are here to support you in making these positive changes helping you improve your health, regain your fitness and aid you in living a more independent and active lifestyle.
Whether you are looking to get active again following a period of inactivity, recovering from a cardiac intervention, looking to get active to reduce risk of health problems or to maintain independent living we can design a programme a to suit you. If you are interested then please contact us and we will discuss what would be beneficial to you.
For full information about the guidelines and benefits associated with physical activity please visit the Public Health England website.