The sports path allows for the assessment of an athlete’s health, focusing on the efficiency of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems, as well as the nutritional aspect.
An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a safe and painless diagnostic test that, using an electrocardiograph, records and graphically represents the rhythm and electrical activity of the heart. The test will be interpreted by the specialist doctor in an average time of 30 minutes.
The test is useful for detecting the possible presence of a heart disease or a rhythm disorder.
The purpose of body composition assessment is to detect, monitor over time, and potentially correct, body composition and dietary habits in order to take preventive or corrective actions, leading to an improvement in quality of life.
Body composition assessment is a simple, fast, non-invasive test that includes a preliminary investigation of dietary habits, anthropometric measurements, and the use of a bioimpedance scale for body weight measurement and body composition analysis.
Overweight and obesity, distinguished by the biometric data BMI, are defined by the World Health Organization as conditions of abnormal or excessive accumulation of body fat that pose a health risk.
Excess weight is caused by an imbalance between calorie intake and energy expenditure, with a preference for the former, leading to both short-term and long-term health consequences. Genetic, endocrine-metabolic, environmental factors, and the use of certain medications should also be considered.
Obesity and overweight are conditions associated with high mortality rates and are significant risk factors for major chronic diseases, including cardiovascular diseases (especially heart attacks and strokes), hypertension, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and some forms of cancer.
In males, android or apple-shaped obesity prevails (excess fat concentrated in the face, neck, shoulders, and especially in the abdomen above the navel). This predisposes to an increased incidence of conditions such as diabetes, hypertriglyceridemia, and hypertension.
In females, gynoid or pear-shaped obesity prevails (excess fat concentrated in the hips, buttocks, thighs, and abdomen below the navel). This predisposes to a higher incidence of venous insufficiency, knee osteoarthritis, and cellulite.
A food diary is a tool that allows you to daily record every single food item, mealtime, the quantities consumed, and any notes (e.g., emotional state) to be reported to the nutritionist.
In addition to increasing awareness of one’s dietary habits, a food diary serves as the starting point for establishing a personalized meal plan.
A nutritional consultation allows the specialist to assess a person’s lifestyle, dietary habits, overall health status, any medical conditions, and the goals to be achieved together through the preparation of a personalized nutrition plan. It is recommended after undergoing one of the tests in the nutritional area, particularly after completing a food diary.
Spirometry is a painless diagnostic test that allows the assessment of lung function by measuring both lung volumes, which is the amount of air contained in the lungs, and flow rates, indicating the speed at which volumes are expelled. The test will be interpreted by a specialist doctor in an average time of 2 hours.
Spirometry is useful for the prevention, diagnosis, and follow-up of obstructive respiratory conditions (such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema) and restrictive conditions (such as pulmonary fibrosis, post-traumatic/post-infectious sequelae).