If you have a chronic health condition then you are undoubtedly concerned about how you can manage your condition. But if you don't currently have a chronic health condition but you do pay taxes then you might also have cause for concern.
Chronic diseases are among the leading causes of death and disability in Australia. Health economists generally agree that the prevalence of these conditions is likely to rise in the future and as a result this will begin to cause significant pressure on the health care system as services struggle to cope with the increase in demand for services. Ultimately, it will be the tax payer that bears the burden.
With this in mind, the Federal Government has developed the 8 National health priority areas. In doing so a range of initiatives has and will continue to be developed to combat the rising prevalence. The chronic disease covered include:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Mental health
The problem seems so overwhelming that one might ask what a personal trainer might do to help. The answer is a lot. It turns out that studies have shown overwhelmingly that consistent exercise improves the outcomes of all 8 National health priority areas. So be part of the solution and get your clients moving.