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“The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting every aspect of Australian’s lives, including our physical activity routines – like going to the gym, playing teams sports or even walking with a group of friends,” said Heart Foundation Director of Active Living, Adjunct Professor Trevor Shilton. “If you’re home for long periods, there might be a temptation to […]

“The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting every aspect of Australian’s lives, including our physical activity routines – like going to the gym, playing teams sports or even walking with a group of friends,” said Heart Foundation Director of Active Living, Adjunct Professor Trevor Shilton.

“If you’re home for long periods, there might be a temptation to spend more time on the couch, but we would encourage Aussies in this situation to find ways to stay fit, active and healthy.”

Physical inactivity is a key risk factor for heart disease, which continues to be the single most leading cause of death in Australia.

The Heart Foundation has some tips and tricks for staying active:

Ideas may also include:

We need to limit our sedentary recreational screen time to no more than two hours per day. Break up the TV or movie time with some fun activities with our children and most importantly, keep them out of their bedrooms and off their devices and be active together,” said Professor Shilton.

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For more ideas and information, have a look on the Heart Foundation website.


This article provided by the Heart Foundation.

Indoor Bowls, Chateau Tongariro, 1960. Image courtesy Archives NZ.

Source: Tasmanian Times https://tasmaniantimes.com/2020/04/tips-staying-active-home/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tips-staying-active-home

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