More Than 50% of Australians Don't Meet Physical Activity Standards
More than half of all Australians are not active enough, with physical inactivity being the second biggest contributor to the cancer burden within Australia. Moving more and sitting less is not only essential for your health and well-being, but decreases your risk of developing chronic health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.
The current National Physical Activity Guidelines state that you should be accumulating 150 to 300 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week (a brisk walk, social tennis, golf) as well as 75 to 150 minutes of vigorous intensity exercise (jogging, aerobics, fast cycling) each week. You should aim to be active on most days, as well as complete 2-3 sessions per week of Kieser strength training. Strength training improves posture, balance and mobility, as well as helping to maintain your ability to complete everyday tasks.
20th - 26th May 2019 is Exercise Right Week, hosted by Exercise & Sport Science Australia. It is an initiative inspiring all Australians to be healthier and more active. This year's theme is "Move more, age better!" - encouraging regular exercise to help you get more out of life! In conjunction with Exercise Right Week we are offering a 1/2 price initial assessment with an Exercise Physiologist to all clients who have never seen an EP at Kieser before. This offer is valid for the entire month of May 2019. Call your local Kieser centre for more details!
If you would like to learn more about the best way for you to increase your physical activity levels, speak to your Kieser Exercise Physiologist today.
Article written and sourced by Emma Dalziel, Exercise Physiologist at Kieser Geelong.