Just like cars, our brains need fuel to keep going. Choosing healthy and nutritious meals throughout the day, challenging yourself to new problems, exercising and sleeping well, all help to contribute to having a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Each week, I make a list of the things that I want to achieve. These are tasks that are realistic and can be done with a little motivation. This week I’m aiming to do muscle strengthening exercises on 5 out of 7 days. This includes, light weights, lunges or squats which help to keep muscles and bones strong and healthy.
By performing exercise for up to 30 minutes 5 days a week you are helping to reduce your risk of medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and musculoskeletal problems to name a few.
If you’re unsure where to start, taking a brisk walk whilst slowly increasing the distance is considered to be beneficial.
Try to incorporate muscle strengthening exercises such as light weights, lunges or squats as this keeps your muscles and bones strong and healthy.
We are fortunate to have access to free community gym machines with a world class view of the beach. So if you’re passing one by, give it a go. 💪
Take care and stay healthy 😘
Dr Nora 💉
WARNING: Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. If you experience any symptoms of weakness, unsteadiness, light-headedness or dizziness, chest pain or pressure, nausea, or shortness of breath, stop exercising and seek immediate help.
It’s time to work out 🏋️♀️🤺🤸♂️ Australia is silently suffering from an obesity epidemic. With 1 in 4 Australian children now either obese or overweight and nearly 2 thirds of adults overweight or obese it’s time to take action.
These are scary statistics which can be avoided with education on healthy eating and exercise.
Being obese or overweight leads to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease to name a few.
So the next time you’re thinking about spending the day indoors grazing in front of Netflix why not take a walk outside, enjoy some of the beautiful sites and fresh fruit and veg Australia has to offer.