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Are you a couch potato?

  • October 9, 2017
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  • Are you a couch potato?

There is a lot of research now showing that inactivity is as bad for us as smoking for our long term health

(http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/inactivity-as-bad-as-smoking-7953500.html

and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-18876880 ).

Did you know that even 10 minutes, yes JUST 10 MINTUES of brisk walking counts as exercise? And by brisk, I don’t mean a gentle stroll. In order to get you heart pumping and blood flowing you do need to put some effort in. As a rough guide, you should be able to speak, but not form a complete sentence without taking a breath.

Aside from the long term health benefits (reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer, colon cancer), exercise also helps us to lose weight which can really help our joints. Imagine you are carrying a heavy bag around all day which is the extra weight bearing down on our joints.

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