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Exercise Right Week: May 25 – 31 2020
What perfect timing to have a week dedicated to improving awareness of the benefits of exercise, physical activity, and movement. With the recently loosened lockdown laws, there is no better time to get out, be active and get the heart pumping – from a safe social distance, of course!
So, why is movement so important?
Because it reduces your risk of chronic health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes. It also reduces your risk of mental illness and helps you in living a happier and healthier life. And THAT is why we love keeping active and believe that ‘Movement is Medicine’.
How much exercise is right for YOU?
Children between 5-17 years old should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. It is also recommended that kids should participate in strength exercise for muscle and bone health on at least 3 days per week. (1)
Adults between 18-64 years old should accumulate between 150-300 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity, or 75-150 minutes of vigorous intensity physical activity each week (or a suitable combination of both). It Is also recommended that strength exercise should be completed on at least 2 days per week. (1)
For adults over 65 years old, doing at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most, if not all, days of the week is recommended. (1)
According to recent data, more than half of all Australians are unfortunately not getting the recommended amount of physical activity. And with 1 in 2 Australians living with at least one chronic health condition, and 45% of Australians likely to experience a mental health condition in their lifetime, we at CSSM think it only fit (pun intended) to help encourage our community to be as active as they can. (1)
Tips from Team CSSM.
Happy ‘Exercise Right Week’ from team CSSM
CSSM Osteopath Caroline Sanguinetti has spent a fair anount of time in “iso” over the past few months. But she is breaking out! Now that there is light at the end of the tunnel – exercise is part of her overall well being plan.
1. Exercise Right. 2020. https://exerciseright.com.au/. Retrieved 25/05/2020.
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