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Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP): The Emerging of Exercise is Medicine

April 16, 2024

How Exercising can be a Medicine

Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP): The Emerging of Exercise is Medicine

The World Health Organization (WHO) accounts that every group age of all regions and countries have an association with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that kill 41 million people globally per annum, which is equivalent to 74% of all recorded deaths. The main list of NCDs are diabetes, cancers, cardiovascular and chronic respiratory diseases such as stroke and heart attacks, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. There is another group that requires attention, which are in the state of sub-optimal health (SHS) condition. SHS defines the borderline between health and disease that helps measure vitality, physiological function, adaptive capacity, undiagnosed medical condition and functional somatic syndromes. The risk of both NCDs and SHS are associated with habitual lifestyle, such as poor stress management and self-actualization, sedentary, and lacking in interpersonal skills. Hence, exercise physiology plays a critical role in our scientific community adjacent to the healthcare trends.

The Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP) who works in conjunction with the primary care doctors, Bariatric surgeon, dietitian and the rehabilitation multidisciplinary team (the physiotherapists, occupational therapist and speech therapist) can provide necessary knowledge about health through testing and prescribing exercise plans to enhance the overall health status of the clients/patients.