How much exercise should I be doing?

We are often asked how much exercise or activity should I be doing in a week?

The following image outlines the current recommendations and includes both cardiovascular activity and strength and balance exercises.

It is well known that cardiovascular activity such as swimming, running, cycling or walking will improve the health of your heart, lungs and circulatory system.

More recent research also links exercise to improvements in wellbeing, self-esteem and reduced risk of mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.

Strength training will maintain or increase muscle mass and bone density, and balance exercises will assist with improved movement efficiency, and reduced risk of injury and falls, which is particularly important as we age.

Finding an exercise routine that fits with your weekly demands is the key to ongoing maintenance. Your mind and body will thank you for it.

If you would like any suggestions for appropriate exercise programs to accommodate any injuries or medical conditions, please call the clinic and speak to our Physio’s.

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