Longevity Exercise Physiology feel strongly about educating and promoting the role of exercise for overall health and well-being. There is so much information online now, it’s hard to know where to begin. What modality is best, cardio or strength? How do I start exercising safely? How much should I be doing? 

Today, Call Longevity Exercise Physiology Drummoyne, EdgecliffMarrickvilleCastle HillRandwickPymbleKingsgrove, Neutral Bay and Coburg.  is going to break this down for you so you.

What is Exercise? 

Exercise is defined as a planned, structured, and repetitive form of physical activity, used to  achieve specific fitness objectives.

What does that mean for you? Unfortunately, going for a casual stroll a few times a week is not going to cut it. 

Exercise can be categorised into either aerobic or resistance training, and to achieve optimal outcomes, you need to be doing both. 

According to this meta-analysis from 2022 (1), 44% of older adults have some form of physical disability, increasing the risk of injury in daily living by 54%. This indicates that individuals, especially older adults, are at greater risk of injury due to a lack of physical activity.

But there is more to exercise than just reducing your risk of injury or illness. Exercise is also pivotal in ensuring you maintain the capacity and stamina to be able to do the things you love. 

For you, this might be keeping up with the kids or grandkids, continuing to be able to participate in sport or travel, or even just maintaining the ability to live at home independently. 

How much do you need to do to achieve this?

The Australian Physical Activity Guidelines recommend all adults should be participating in two resistance training sessions a week, and minimum 150minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise, or 75minutes of vigorous exercise.

This is where the problem lies. These guidelines are generic. What resistance exercise should you be doing? Are you better off doing moderate or high intensity aerobic training? 

This is where our Longevity Exercise Physiologists come in. We achieve life changing results by making the above guidelines specific to you. We present our clients with a strategy that will address their specific health and fitness concerns, delivering  individualised exercise prescription and education. 

Our approach is dedicated to enhancing both lifespan and healthspan. We want our clients to live longer, healthier and happier lives. We empower our clients to not only take control of their health now, but also to be proactive with maintaining their health into the future.

If you’re looking to get deliberate with your exercise and get the results you’re after, call Call Longevity Exercise Physiology Drummoyne, EdgecliffMarrickvilleCastle HillRandwickPymbleKingsgrove, Neutral Bay and Coburg. on 1300 964 002  today to speak with one of our Exercise Physiologists. 

Written By Alfonso Costa

References

  1. Chen FT, Etnier JL, Chan KH, Chiu PK, Hung TM, Chang YK. Effects of exercise training interventions on executive function in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports Medicine. 2020 Aug;50(8):1451-67.