To maintain health and reduce your risk of health problems, health professionals and researchers recommend a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most, preferably all, days. Physical activity guidelines. Australia’s physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines state that. Exercise and physical activity in Australia Physical activity can have instant, lasting health benefits. Regular activity can improve your quality of life and make you feel more energetic. More than half of all Australians are not active enough, so it’s important we support everyone to incorporate more physical activity into their lives.
For Adults (18 to 64 years), regular physical activity can: Reduce the risk of, or help manage, type 2 diabetes. Reduce the risk of, or help manage, cardiovascular disease (CVD). Maintain and/or improve blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels. This resource has been compiled by the Health Innovation Network (HIN), the Academic Health Science Network for south London, to support the provision of activities in older adult’s mental health inpatient settings and Care Homes during the national response to Covid Many of the resources included are dementia friendly.
Australia's Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines recommend that at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most, preferably all, days is required for good health. This is the same for women and men. However, only 54 per cent of Australian women meet these guidelines. Regular physical activity has important benefits for physical and mental health. It reduces the risk of many health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, anxiety, depression, musculoskeletal problems, some cancers and unhealthy weight gain.