If exercise was a pill, every doctor would be prescribing it. Far reaching are the benefits for body and mind! In fact, according to Australian Burden of
Disease Study (released in November 2017):
So what are the current health recommendations for physical activity?
If you are age 18-64 the following are recommended:
Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines
Being ‘physically inactive’ means not doing enough physical activity (not meeting the physical activity guidelines). However, being ‘sedentary’ means sitting or lying down for long periods. A person can do enough physical activity to meet the guidelines and still be considered sedentary if they spend a large amount of their day sitting or lying down.
According to the National health Survey (2014-15), 55.5% of 18-64-year olds participated in sufficient physical activity in the last week!
If you are 65 year or older, the following is recommended:
Remember these guidelines are for general health. If you are training for a specific outcome, the training protocol will vary.
If you desire to reduce your weight (body fat) and clothing size…
ACSM Position Statement for Exercise & Weight Loss (2009)
A Vital Approach To Being Active
How does your physical activity measure up?
How much time do you sit at work, or in leisure screen activities?
Is there an area that you can improve on?
As part of my Diploma in Health & Wellness Coaching, I am offering a free coaching session for anyone interested in creating healthy, sustainable change in their exercise and activity patterns.
Contact Jason Hurry, as offer is limited to first three applicants
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