MP Tom Watson was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, but managed to ‘reverse’ it with physiotherapy and exercise.
Tom was more than 22 stone at his heaviest, so it wasn’t easy for him to begin a full exercise regime. He did what he could manage, which was initially getting out of bed in the morning to run to the lamppost at the end of the street.
Eventually, he began lifting weights – something he now does at least two times a week.
Tom said: “What I’ve realized is that weight training is the best thing that middle aged people can do. I want the millions of people who are overweight, and particularly those with type 2 diabetes, to feel the liberation that I’ve felt.” Watch his interview here.
We can help people like Tom, who are looking to make that change.
In the UK, around 3 million people have type 2 diabetes, and for many, it is linked with obesity. Treating diabetes costs the NHS #10 billion a year – 10% of its total budget.
So this Diabetes Awareness Day, give Norris Health a call, and see how we can help to transform your lifestyle, and your life.