A recent study into physical activity in adults found that 26% of females and 19% of males were ‘physically inactive’.

Physical inactivity is described as doing less than 30 minutes of exercise a week and is a contributing risk factor for multiple causes of death, chronic morbidity and disability.

Our question to you…Do you know how much exercise you should be doing each week?

No…..? Well here is the answer…

150 minutes of MODERATE exercise
This includes brisk walking and gardening
OR 75 minutes of VIGOROUS exercise
This includes dancing and running
2 Strength sessions per week
This includes body weight and resistance exercise

What are the benefits?
Type II diabetes reduced by 40%
Cardiovascular disease reduced by 35%
Falls, Depression and Dementia reduced 30%
Joint and Back Pain reduced 25%
Cancer (Colon and Breast) reduced 20%

If aches and pains (especially Back or Knee pain) are stopping you from exercising and you are concerned about loosing mobility or independence then we can help

To speak to one of our experienced Physio’s to see if we can help you click here

Here at Thorpes we offer several different exercise groups including Hydrotherapy classes, Pilates and our Better Back programme. For more information please call 01276 37670

Warm regards

Jonathan Smith