Did you know that one in three adults is not active enough to accrue benefits to their health?
Did you know that physical inactivity is a leading risk factor for premature death?
And, did you know that research has proven that exercise, taken at the correct intensity and duration, is a medicine that improves both the quality and duration of life?
Reasons to be physically active:
- Be healthier and fitter
- Increase your longevity and improve your quality of life
- Improve self confidence
- Reduce the risk of chronic disease and avoid risk of injuries
- Reduce the chance of becoming depressed, stress and anxiety
- Sleep better at night
- Maintain or improve body shape and fitness
- Be in shape
- Increase or maintain mobility
- Build and maintain stronger muscles and bones
- Achieve or maintain healthy weight
- Enjoyment and social aspect of team sport or being active with family/friends
- Rehabilitate acute/chronic injuries
- Maintain fitness levels
- Healthy body awareness
‘The journey of a thousand miles, begins with the first step’
Physical activity reduces risk of chronic conditions, according to Centers for Disease Control, exercise reduces the risk of:
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Breast & colon cancer
- High cholesterol
- Chronic back pain
Current research supports physical activity and exercise as integral treatment for both primary and secondary prevention and the treatment of chronic disease. The accredited exercise physiologist (AEP) plays a vital role as physical activity and exercise specialists within the healthcare system.
As an allied health professional, AEPs work within multidisciplinary teams providing safe, effective individualized exercise prescription tailored to suit each client, regardless of health status, fitness level, chronic health condition, acute injury or age.
The provision of health education, advice and support to enhance health and well-being enable clients to take control of their health and fitness levels, while embracing self-management skills and independence.
ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Dru Yoga Registered Teacher
& Member of YTAA
‘Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing’