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Active Retirees : Active Retirees Aug-Sept
MorE info Victorian Government’s Better Health Channel W: www.betterhealth.vic. gov.au federal Government Department of Health and Ageing W: www.health.gov.au US national Library of Medicine W: www.nlm.nih.gov Active RetireesTM | 35 HEALTH The Australian Government’s Physical Activity Guidelines report the obvious: staying active is a great way to negate the harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle and improve physical function, social interaction and quality of life, as well as build and maintain healthy bones and muscles, and reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. Exercise balancing act The American National Institute on Ageing outlines four different types of exercise people aged 55 and over need: endurance, strength, balance and stretching. Endurance activities are the ones that boost your fitness and increase your heart rate and breathing levels. They’re also known as cardiovascular or cardio workouts. Exercises such as walking, jogging, swimming, cycling and playing a vigorous game of tennis are all cardio or endurance workouts. Professor Newton says that to reap the benefits of exercise, you must spend 150 minutes a week doing it (that’s as little as 30 minutes a day, five days a week), at a level that is equivalent to a moderate walk. If you’re too busy to fit in 30 minutes in one hit, exercise can be broken down into 10-minute blocks but, according to the US National Library of Medicine, doing it for less than 10 minutes at a time won’t give you the desired benefits. Strength exercises such as resistance workouts and weight training help maintain and » R Endurance activities such as cycling and jogging boost your fitness and increase your heart rate and breathing levels.
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