Beat It hits the big time

Thursday, 17 June 2021

Beat It is one of the National Diabetes Services Scheme’s (NDSS) most popular programs. That popularity reflects how many people in our diabetes community want to work at fitness. Now we’re sharing what we’ve learned with international public health academics and practitioners.

We have been successful in publishing a short-term outcomes paper about Beat It in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

This achievement comes off the back of an immense amount of work from our research and evaluation team, our research partners at Macquarie University, and the network of 100+ Exercise Physiologists (including EPs from our very own team) who deliver the program across NSW, ACT and QLD.

If you’re interested in viewing the paper you can do so here:

Title: Community-Based Exercise and Lifestyle Program Improves Health Outcomes in Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

Abstract: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/11/6147

PDF Version: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/11/6147/pdf

For anyone who is not familiar with the Beat it program, you might like to watch this short video to get a sense of what’s involved. People with diabetes and those with other chronic conditions achieve extraordinary results and improve their health with the support of the program. Click here to view the video

Participant feedback

Here is some participant feedback from a recent program:

Having had the privilege of taking part in these wonderful and at times challenging exercises, I have found a new lease on life. These physical activity sessions have allowed me to become more active, with the result that my joints are less painful and so daily chores are easier to accomplish. Participating in the program in a supportive environment has enabled me to make sustainable changes to my physical activities and lifestyle behaviours.”

Click here to read if a Beat It is coming to an area near you.

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