Health Fitness and Weight Management
The addition of altitude training to exercise leads to a greater overall workload. Studies have also shown decreases in body mass and a reduction in body fat percentage.
Obesity and related illness such as type 2 diabetes are important public health problems worldwide. Low-calorie diets, programmes of physical activity and behavioural therapy are common strategies to lose weight in the obese client. Studies indicate that hypoxic training (SAT) enhance the positive outcomes of exercise and also have a direct effect improving glycaemic control.
Beauty & Rejuvenation
For active health, beauty and wellness the altitude rejuvenation environment accelerates the positive outcomes of exercise. Included but not limited to weight loss, enhanced mood and brain/CNS function, aerobic condition, muscle tone, osteoporosis and general health benefits such as reduced blood pressure and other obesity related diseases.
Millions of people travel to high altitude each year (+3000m) with an even greater number travelling to moderate altitudes (1500m to 3000m). Key to acclimatisation is securing oxygen supply to tissues and organs which is crucial for travel to moderate and high altitudes. Altitude training leads to an improvement in the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood through an enhanced erythropoiesis and larger Hb mass.
Lifestyle & Community
XIT systems tick all the boxes for successful community integration. Focusing on the demographic of your area, e.g over 50s active training, parent group social activity, active group sessions, clubs, teams and time efficient training.
Other benifits include; Cardio vascular health. Weight management. Stress management. Enhanced mood and self esteem. An affordable, accessible, safe controlled environment for group or individual activities.
With referenced sound science studies to support this application your clients have the potential to facilitate performance gains unachievable by traditional sea level training methods. Athletes world-wide have utilised altitude training to improve their aerobic condition, muscular strength and endurance, speed, motor skills and repeat sprint ability.
Using altitude training to increase exercise time to exhaustion plus increase maximum power outputs is demonstrated by the latest research in sports performance which found an associated increase in repeated sprint ability and tolerance to acidosis.
Active altitude training through XIT embraces key points for the corporate client, such as time efficient training, corporate event preparation, stress management, improved sleep and improved self-esteem.
Cardiovascular health, reduced BMI and blood pressure feature heavily on corporate health checks and insurance screening. With a corporate SAT programme in place the focus is on your employees health, well-being and performance.
With the increased metabolic effect of SAT, exercising at a lower intensity (mechanical load) for a given cardiovascular stimulus, may help maintain cardiovascular condition without impacting on an injury. This principle may also apply to recovery sessions or used as part of a tapering period for an athlete. The chronic adaptation to altitude may also speed up recovery if a person is injured, this is due to improved oxygen delivery and utilisation. The psychological benefits of SAT must not be underestimated for referred rehabilitation clients. A referral scheme for GPs and specialist clinics such as cardiac rehabilitation or post-surgery (knee or hip) should be explored. Consent or medical clearance is essential for non-medical or health club environments.