Posted on 20 December 2018
According to a survey by the ABS on physical activity, a few years back, 60% of adults were doing less than 30 minutes exercise per day, and fewer than 20% doing an hour or more per day on average, with the levels of physical activity declining in older ages.
Low levels of activity increase the risks of various illnesses and chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis, and depression just to name a few.
Basically, exercise is the key! It doesn’t matter how old you are, exercising can help with some of the symptoms and chronic conditions associated with ageing.
It’s important to keep healthy and active so that you can get the most out of life. If
you don’t know where to start, just start by moving more – and sitting less. Buy a pedometer/step counter and gradually increase the number of steps you take each day and set yourself up with small challenges. Remember to start slowly and gradually increase your activity and check with your doctor if you need to.
Sources: Ocean Club Events Calendar; Australian Bureau of Statistics; www.seniors.com.au