Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death, globally, for males and females? According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2015, 15.5% of all deaths were caused by heart disease. That’s 8.76 million individuals.
Heart disease is caused by the build-up of plaque (fatty material), in our heart’s arteries causing them to narrow. This results in reduced blood flow and oxygen to our hearts which lead to serious and chronic health problems.
We are in control of trying reducing that risk by participating in regular exercise. Committing to one or two sessions per week alone will significantly reduce the risk. World Health Organisation recommends 150 mins per week of moderate activity, this includes household chores, brisk walks, gardening or dancing, or 75 mins per week of vigorous intensity activity which includes running, fast swimming/cycling or a fitness group session.
How exercise reduces your risk of heart disease:
o Lowers blood pressure which reduces the strain on your heart o Improves blood circulation which reduces risk of clots or blockages in the arteries o The heart is a muscle, so regular exercise helps keep it strong. As your heart becomes stronger, your heart rate lowers and fewer beats are required to pump the same amount of blood o Raises HDL (high-density lipoprotein) levels (aka good cholesterol). This is linked to lower the risk of heart disease o People who exercise generally have a better diet and habits or will lead to having a better diet and habits o Helps control weight o Helps manage stress o Strengthens muscles and improves mobility which makes it easier to perform activities of daily living. The easier these activities are, the more active one is likely to be overall
There are many reasons why you should start exercising today!
MOVEfIT offers a convenient way to get those active minutes in by running classes on the school grounds after the drop off. As well as getting your workout done, you will be able to build community and friendships with other parents from the school. Not only will you be looking after your own health, but you will also be a great role model to the hundreds of children who see parents exercising at school.
The most challenging part of your journey, believe it or not, is not the workout itself, but getting yourself to a class. Once you have done a class and committed yourself to coming regularly, the workout itself if the easier part!
Contact Kristal to book in for a ONE WEEK FREE TRIAL. All fitness levels welcome.
Classes run on Wednesday and Friday at 9:15am. or 0435 605370