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A GP's vision for revolutionizing healthcare with CAROL Bike

NHS GP Dr. Phil Cox champions CAROL Bike's REHIT workouts as a game-changer in UK healthcare, aiming to tackle diabetes and high cholesterol with exercise as medicine. His research could redefine fitness's role in public health.

In the face of escalating health challenges within the UK, one NHS GP (primary care physician), Dr. Phil Cox, is championing an innovative approach to public health. With statistics pointing towards a dire future—5.5 million adults are expected to have diabetes by 2030, with 2/3 of the UK population battling high cholesterol—Cox sees a unique solution in exercise, specifically through Reduced Exertion HIIT (REHIT). 


“As an NHS GP who also works in elite sport, I have a passion for using exercise as medicine,” Cox shares, highlighting the scientifically proven benefits of exercise in improving conditions like diabetes and high cholesterol. Yet, he acknowledges the significant challenge in boosting activity levels across the UK. 


This, Cox believes, is where CAROL comes in. CAROL Bike is the only bike fully optimized for REHIT—making it simple, effective, and safe. Research shows only 5% of people dedicate enough time to exercise, but with just 3×5-minute REHIT sessions per week, CAROL Bike offers the shortest, most effective solution. 

REHIT on CAROL is scientifically proven to deliver superior health and fitness benefits in 90% less time compared to regular cardio.

CAROL Bike's potential in public health

Cox’s enthusiasm for CAROL Bike isn’t just theoretical; he’s putting it to the test through a research project aimed at exploring REHIT’s effects on cholesterol and blood sugar levels. 


“Early studies are very promising,” Cox notes, envisioning a future where CAROL Bike’s short, effective workouts are accessible in everyday spaces, potentially easing the enormous pressure on the NHS. “I can envisage a time when these incredibly short workouts are available in most workplaces, shopping centers, GP surgeries, supermarkets and other high traffic areas.” He adds, “It’s easy to fit in a quick 5-minute workout, especially if you don’t need to shower after your workout!” 


Cox sees CAROL Bike not just as a piece of fitness equipment, but as a cornerstone in the future of public healthcare. The potential for exercise to be a universal prescription for health is an exciting one—one that Cox and CAROL both will continue to research and advocate for. 

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