Nutritional Consultancy and Exercise Prescription
Clozapine and anti-psychotic medication causes sedation and fatigue. This can make it difficult for service users to cook healthy meals or exercise. This inevitably can lead to weight gain and unhealthy eating habits. Clozapine can also cause changes in blood sugar levels, leading to cravings for sugary foods which in turn make it difficult to control blood sugar levels. These factors can potentially contribute to the development of unhealthy eating habits and the initial onset of weight gain. At LHCG our approach goes beyond symptom management, by combining the power of health and nutrition.
A new approach aimed at implementing strategies to encourage exercise and healthy eating habits, providing education on proper nutrition, gym sessions and resources to create an environment that supports overall wellness. LHCG will use consultation to work alongside stakeholders by providing a new perspective and insight with the approach being nutrition and physical health.
As a Mental Health Consultancy company our objective is to improve the lives of those taking Clozapine and anti-psychotic medication, through non-pharmacological methods. Our goal is always recovery-focused, with outcomes of the user regaining their dignity as well as improved mental and physical health.
Nutrition is an integral part of our health as human beings. It plays a crucial role in maintaining overall health and well-being. A balanced and nutritious diet provides the body with essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals that are needed for optimal functioning. Proper nutrition supports growth and development in the body, maintaining a healthy weight, strengthening the immune system and reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as stroke, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and different types of cancer. Good nutrition improves mental health, cognitive function and a stronger overall immune system for longevity.
Strength training is important to build and maintain muscle for overall strength and mobility while helping to lose and manage weight. Muscle tissue helps to burn more calories than fat tissue which will increase metabolism and help with weight loss management and cardiovascular endurance. Strength training can also improve mental health, increase bone strength and improve balance, flexibility and coordination.
LHCG promotes mental health wellbeing by providing support, education and interventions tailored to the needs of Clozapine and anti-psychotic users. We pride ourselves on regaining a user's dignity encompassing their right to be treated with respect, fairness and equality regardless of their background, abilities or circumstances
LHCG believes that Exercise and Nutrition prescription can be used as primary tools to assist those that use clozapine and anti-psychotic medication to loose or maintain weight.
We aim to serve those that are unable to use mainstream health and Exercise services, such as local community gyms, due to paranoia, fear, confusion and anxiety, which are common presenting traits of Schizophrenia. This focused approach will also incorporate social inclusion, and recovery principles.