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Health and Wellbeing - March 2014

06 Mar 2014

Training smart

“I don’t have the time” is no longer a good excuse for not exercising. These days, exercise prescription comes in doses of 20-30 minutes, not the 1.5 to 2 hour workouts of the past. It is well known that the quality of your workouts is more important than the quantity. Good news! This is a perfect match for the busy lives we lead today, especially in the Docklands corporate world.

The only prerequisite for these “express” workouts is effort! They are not easy, and you have to work hard to get the benefits. Training intensity (after an introductory period if you are new to exercise) should be moderate to high.

So if the prescription is moderate to high intensity, and for 20-30 minutes – what about the exercise content?

Here are three tips:
Make it something you enjoy; this will make it more sustainable;
Make it functional; and

It should be goal specific and complement your personal interests. This will help you enjoy those activities for longer.

A trainer or advisor can help you design a great program to suit your needs.

Fit for living

The old saying that “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone” most certainly relates to your overall fitness and general health. Recently, after 43 years, I suffered my first significant injury followed by surgery (total knee reconstruction). I had to learn the hard way. Exercise was now no longer part of my regular routine for strength, health and aesthetic reasons. I now needed to exercise (rehabilitation) and train so I could learn to stand, walk and move again.

I am now 20 weeks post-surgery and, while progress is very good, I have not run a step since August 25, 2013. My return date still eludes me, and is more significant considering I have run full and half marathons in the past.

So health and fitness is much more than beauty and aesthetics.  Don’t take yours for granted. You should exercise and train like your life depends upon it, because it actually does.
 

Let’s Move It Melbourne

Let’s Move It Melbourne! is a four-day celebration of physical opportunities in the CBD. This event will showcase new, exciting and innovative health and fitness activities/ programs and sports.

Activities are free of charge to participate in and are led by fitness instructors specialising in the particular activity.

Activities will be held at multiple prominent locations around the City of Melbourne, across four days in March, 26-29.

Visit http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/amcs to register for this event.

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