As a society we spend way too much time sitting down and with the COVID 19 restrictions this year, it is only getting worse. Research over the past 20 years has been telling us that sitting is the new smoking – obesity has taken over smoking as the leading cause of premature death and ill-health in Australia. Guess what of the main risk factors for obesity is? Yep – A sedentary lifestyle – that means we’re not moving enough. Whilst a lot of the current situation is beyond our control and we do find ourselves sitting more, there is still plenty we can do to ensure we are remaining as active as possible.
You’ve seen your physio and you now have your exercise plan based on your assessment and your goals. But what is the process of exercise training? How does it work? What happens to the body?
Winter is a hard time to exercise and move. We see more stiff and achey backs at this time of year – that’s no coincidence. So what can you do to feel and move better?