It’s almost winter. Cold, dark, and occasionally miserable. You may find yourself grasping at straws for motivation to exercise. But, on the back of Exercise Right Week, we’re here to be the angel on your shoulder and get you up and moving.
Many of us understand the benefits to be reaped from physical activity. However, the vast scope of upsides to exercise are often underestimated. Exercise & Sports Science Australia compiled some of the most important, and surprising, benefits.
Still not convinced? Exercise doesn’t have to be 2 hours at the gym every day. Even just a brisk 15 – 30 walk, for five days a week, can reduce disease burden due to being sedentary by roughly 13 per cent. That’s something you can achieve before or after work, and even on your lunch break!
Achieving 10,000 steps a day can keep your physical activity levels up to an acceptable level. Completing that same 15-30 minute walk will already eliminate a chunk of those steps. To help keep you motivated even on the dreariest winter days, here are some of our tips to achieve 10,000 steps.
If you’re ready to take your fitness journey to a more advanced next level, you might benefit from speaking with an exercise expert. Check out our past blog with Nardine Presland, Practice Development Advisor for Exercise & Sports Science Australia.