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A Lancet study comprising of more than 1 million people has found that the health risks associated with sitting for long periods of the day can be reduced or even eliminated by regular physical activity.

The research, using the data of people from the USA, Western Europe and Australia was carried out in response to rising concerns about the health risks associated with society’s shift towards a more sedentary lifestyle. With more and more of the population employed in office based jobs, there’s a greater number of people that cannot escape sitting at their desks for prolonged periods of time.

Physical inactivity is linked to higher risks of diabetes, heart disease and some cancers and is associated with more than 5 million deaths per year.

The good news is that the increased risk of death associated with sitting for 8 hours a day can be reduced or even eliminated for those that did a minimum of 1 hour physical activity (such as brisk walking or cycling) per day.

The findings show that people who sat for 8 hours per day but who are physically active had a much lower risk of death compared to those people who sat for less hours per day, but who were not physically active. The greatest risk to health is for people that sit for long periods of time and inactive.

60-75 minutes of moderate activity is ideal to combat the effects of sitting for long periods of time, but if this is not possible, then at least doing some exercise each day can help reduce the risk.

This study therefore underlines the fundamental importance of physical activity to health, no matter how many hours an individual spent sitting.

The World Health Organisation recommend that adults do 150 minutes of physical activity per week, which is much lower then the 60-75 minutes identified in the study. Rather alarmingly, the need for progress has been highlighted by the study however, as it reveals that only 25% of those people analysed were active for an hour or more each day.

Reference:
The Lancet Physical Activity Series 2012 http://www.thelancet.com/series/physical-activity

Read more about the impact to health from a sedentary lifestyle in my earlier blog:
“HOW SITTING IS WORSE FOR YOUR HEALTH THAN SMOKING”

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Thursday, 28 December 2017 21:55

Courses Overview

Courses Overview

Personal Trainer Courses

ALL EPTI PERSONAL TRAINING COURSES ARE CIMSPA & REPS RECOGNISED IN THE UK AND BY ICREPS WORLDWIDE

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Regardless of where you are now, or of how far you want to go in your fitness career, EPTI has the internationally recognised training you need to become a personal trainer.

EPTI proudly offers the following courses and packages:

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EPTI MASTER PERSONAL TRAINER DIPLOMA
The complete package, the gold-standard of vocational fitness education.
EPTI ADVANCED PERSONAL TRAINER DIPLOMA
Above and beyond the Basic PT Diploma, including Circuits and Kettlebells, and the EPTI PT Business Supremacy course.
EPTI BASIC PERSONAL TRAINER DIPLOMA
Just the essential qualifications you need to become an international certified personal trainer.
FITNESS INSTRUCTOR (GYM) CERTIFICATE
The foundation of all certified fitness career-paths, required to work as a gym instructor.
EPTI FITNESS INSTRUCTOR UPGRADE DIPLOMAS
Upgrade your existing Level 2 Fitness Instructor (Gym) qualification to Basic, Advanced, or Master PT Diploma level. 
If you already hold a REPS recognised Fitness Instructor Certificate, then you may be eligible to enrol onto one of these courses.

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Additionally, EPTI offers the following Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses separately:

SUSPENDED MOVEMENT TRAINING INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATE
Learn and master suspended movement training to use with your mobile, at home, outdoor, and gym clients.
KETTLEBELLS INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATE
Get certified in instructing this popular and effective training methodology and stand out from the crowd.
CIRCUITS INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATE
Get confident leading and coaching groups of people and increase your earning potential.
CPR AND FIRST AID COURSE
Get the recognised first aid qualification you need to work as a Personal Trainer in Europe and the UK.

 

All courses are delivered through blended learning: you’ll start at home (but not alone!) with our online e-Learning platform and EPTI’s additional in-house manuals and video lessons, provided to ensure you learn in the way most comfortable for you.

You will study in comfort, at your own pace, and on your own schedule, with your personal support tutor always available to offer guidance, feedback, and support towards the theory study content and the completion of coursework assignments. You will also connect with the other students from your specific course via private Facebook group, for additional support and motivation from your classmates.

You will then join EPTI for up to two weeks of practical learning and assessment (and a lot of fun!) at one of our specialist training facilities in the Mediterranean sun, where you will learn all the practical skills and hone your exercise instruction and PT delivery under the mentorship and guidance of our experienced team of professional personal trainers.

An accommodation package option that takes care of your apartment and airport transfers to and from the campus is available for students travelling to Spain for the practical course at either our Dénia or Estepona campus.

By the time you graduate, you will be completely comfortable and confident in all aspects of PT programming and delivery, ready to start your career as a fitness professional!

Find out more about each of the course learning outcomes here

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