Tag Archives: Exercise

Types of exercises

Suppleness We know that if you are more flexible daily tasks such as bending and reaching are easier. This will also help you to improve your posture which means your lungs will work better. Strengthening This will increase the load that your muscles can cope with. We know that having stronger muscles will mean that […]

Am I doing enough?

Now use the self assessment table below to assess yourself against the current amount, intensity and type of exercise that is recommended. What are you currently doing in terms of physical activity? Are you meeting the recommended guidance Frequency How many days in the week are you physically active? You should aim to be active […]

What happens if you don’t do any exercise or activity?

If you do less exercise or activity you will become deconditioned. Your muscles weaken and lose bulk including the muscles you need for breathing and the large muscles in your legs and arms. You will become more breathless as you do less activity. If you continue to be inactive you will feel worse, need more […]

Physical activity and exercise

Physical Activity Exercise Physical activity is a general term used to describe movement of the body that uses energy. It can be as simple as going about your day to day routine. Examples include: Mowing the lawn. Hanging out washing. Doing the shopping. Playing with your children or grand children. Hoovering. Gardening. Exercise is more […]