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Are you aware of the health benefits of regular physical activity?

‘Persuading inactive people (those doing less than 30 minutes per week) to become more active could prevent one in ten cases of stroke and heart disease in the UK and one in six deaths from any cause’.

How much exercise should we be doing?

‘All adults should aim to be active daily and should include muscle strengthening activity, such as exercising with weights, yoga or carrying heavy shopping, on at least 2 days a week’.

For more advice please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-matters-getting-every-adult-active-every-day/health-matters-getting-every-adult-active-every-day

The Independent Article (January 2019)

‘ HALF OF BRITONS OVER 55 DON’T BELIEVE EXERCISE IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF LIFESTYLE’ 

Key messages:

  • Almost half of Brits over the age of 55 don’t believe that exercise is an important part of lifestyle.
  • The study revealed that one in 10 Brits over the age of 55 said the reason they didn’t attend the gym more regularly was out of fear of injury. Of those surveyed who did attend a gym, aside from exercise, the reasons for joining included beating stress (50 per cent), socialising or making new friends (47 per cent) and helping them sleep better (45 per cent).
  • Evidence indicated older adults who participate in physical activity maintain not just good physical function but also good cognitive function.

Please Click on the Below link to read the full article: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/exercise-over-55-gym-not-important-fear-injury-nuffield-health-study-a8751916.html?fbclid=IwAR0M1f5fGzZjuvLhfaM0g4yQex41ErCjQo_YoCtrLVvBzzHSKdkyO1MelNc

 

BBC Article (March 2019)

‘Can Exercise reverse the ageing process?’

Key messages:

  • ‘Not only does exercise help prevent the onset of many diseases, it can also help to cure or alleviate others, improving our quality of life’.
  • ‘Being more active is not only better for an individual, it is also vital for the functioning of our wider society as it ages’.
  • ‘Most people should not be aiming to become a world-beating athlete in their advanced years; they don’t need to be to reach optimal health’.
  • ‘Instead, incorporating small regular bouts of physical activity – brisk walking or ballroom dancing – into your routine is the key’.

Please Click on the Below link to read the full article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47331544?fbclid=IwAR0j5B9MbokVU_LAhZZ6mT8HgIHdeb51MRwJ25I0_45wL0ObMKElOq4BGGo

 

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