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Tuesday
Apr052011

Basic Exercise Advice for everyone!

For exercise to make a difference to your life, aim to exercise for 30 minutes a day, five times a week, and twice a week enjoy some stretching and balance exercises too!

For patients this can be brisk walking, enjoying a walk in the park, cycling, going to the gym with friends or gardening. 

Use every opportunity to exercise when you are shopping, doing housework or cleaning.

Always check with your GP, Consultant or health advisor before starting an exercise program! 

If you have a long term disease such as Diabetes or Heart problems then there are special advice sheets for these conditions that will be added to the website soon! For chronic diseases there are always simple exercises that you can do to improve your fitness levels and feel good!

 

Before exercising always follow these simple tips:

Take all medications as recommended by your doctor or pharmacist.

The goals of your program should be to improve mobility, your ability to perform and enjoy activities of daily living such as cooking or walking in the park with friends, and improve your overall fitness.

Choose low-impact activities such as walking, cycling or water exercises, which involve large muscles groups and can be done continuously. Low-intensity, longer-duration workouts are preferred over high-intensity activities.

Start with shorter sessions (10 to 15 minutes) and gradually build up to 20 to 40

minutes, three or more days per week.

Add high-repetition, low-resistance circuit training and range-of-motion stretching

exercises two to three times per week.

Take frequent breaks during activity if needed. Use the ratings of perceived exertion

and out of breath scales scales rather than heart rate to measure the intensity of your workouts.
 

Make regular exercise fun and part of life! Exercise safely!.... and remember Exercise works! :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take all medications as recommended by your doctor or pharmacist. The goals of your program should be to improve mobility, your ability to perform and enjoy activities of daily living such as cooking or walking in the park with friends, and improve your overall fitness. Choose low-impact activities such as walking, cycling or water exercises, which involve large muscles groups and can be done continuously. Low-intensity, longer-duration workouts are preferred over high-intensity activities. Start with shorter sessions (10 to 15 minutes) and gradually build up to 20 to 40 minutes, three or more days per week.• Add high-repetition, low-resistance circuit training and range-of-motion stretching exercises two to three times per week.• Take frequent breaks during activity if needed. Use the ratings of perceived exertion and out of breath scales scales rather than heart rate to measure the intensity of your workouts.