Why Exercise?

It’s good for you

Exercise – the best way burn more calories. By increasing the heart rate through movement you increase the number of calories you burn as well as increasing stamina and feeling more energetic. Toning the muscles enables the body to increase the calories it burns even when you are resting! Toned muscles also help posture, develop strong bones, reduce risk of injury and prevent aches and pains. And they look good.

Recomended MINIMUM levels of activity:

15-18 year Old 60 minutes of Physical activity EVERY day and on 3 days include exercises that build muscle and and strengthen bone.

19-64 Year Old at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as cycling or fast walking every week, and strength exercises on two or more days a week that work all the major muscles (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms).

65+ who are generally fit and have no health conditions that limit their mobility, should try to be active daily and should do:

Either at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as cycling or walking every week, and strength exercises on two or more days a week that work all the major muscles (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms).

OR 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity such as running or a game of singles tennis every week, and strength exercises on two or more days a week that work all the major muscles (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms).

OR A mix of moderate and vigorous aerobic activity every week. For example, two 30-minute runs, plus 30 minutes of fast walking, equates to 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity, and strength exercises on two or more days a week that work all the major muscles (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms).