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Body Mind Balance - Part Two

Updated: Jun 13, 2021

We know exercise is good for us. However, how much and what type of exercise is good?

Exercise and Body Mind Balance | Wellbeing Physiotherapy Leederville

Generally, there are two types of exercise:

- Aerobic (moderate intensity/ vigorous intensity)

- Muscle strengthening

We need BOTH to maintain our health, to reduce risks of developing coronary heart

disease, stroke, obesity, type 2 diabetes, some cancers. And of course exercise can

also improve our mental wellbeing as well.

So how much exercise is enough?

The Heart Foundation has recommended:

Each week:

1. be physically active most of the days

2. try to accumulate 150-300 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity (e.g.

brisk walking, gardening, dancing) or 75-150 minutes of vigorous intensity

physical activity (e.g. running, fast cycling, competitive sports such as soccer,

football, basketball), or an equivalent combination of both

3. Do muscle strengthening activities at least in 2 days

Here are some helpful tips:

1. Minimise time spent on prolonged sitting, get up and stretch out regularly

2. start off with small goal to gain confidence

3. buddy up with a friend or family member

4. pick an exercise or activity that you enjoy (e.g. cycling, walking, swimming)

5. Start NOW

Remember, it is never too late to start a regular exercise routine.

Come and chat with us so that we can assist you.


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