No time to exercise? You need these insider tips!
Updated: Jul 8, 2021
Exercise can sometimes be an overwhelming thought for people. Our recommended physical activity guidelines increase as we become more of a sedentary nation. Statistics continue to show and prove that the less we move our body, the higher risk we have of almost every chronic disease. And yet still, peoples feet seem to stay still. Below are some tips to help you kick the habits, educate you on exercise and your everyday life and inspire you to beat the every growing odds.
What is physical activity and what is sedentary behaviour?
Physical activity is any activity that gets your body moving, makes your breathing become quicker and your heart beat faster. You can be physically active in many different ways, at any time of day
Sedentary behaviour is classed as sitting or lying down (except for when you are sleeping). It is common to spend large amounts of time being sedentary when at work, when travelling or during leisure time
What should we be doing?
Adults between the ages of 18-64 are recommended to 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise, and 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week
Older populations over 65 years are recommended to exercise for 30 minutes at moderate intensity most days