Live Better
 
 

X is for extra exercise

Extra exercise will reduce your health risks, lift your mood and keep you going strong into old age.

For someone trying to prevent extra weight gain or hold onto hard-fought weight loss, previous guidelines of 30 minutes a day on most days of the week are now not considered enough – aim for double that to around 60 minutes.

This winter, before you crank up the heating, jump into some exercise gear and go for a brisk walk, grab the skipping rope for some rigorous jumping or think about heading to a yoga class for some strengthening and stretching.

Include friends or family members in your exercise routine, so it feels less like a chore and becomes a fun way to spend time with people. Signing up for a fun run event is a great way to set yourself a goal to work towards or joining a bike group can make extra exercise have added social benefits.

For more information visit exerciseismedicine.org.au

Recommended Reading

The art of the fitness getaway

A few ideas for combining travel and fitness.

Read more

9 ways to cut your risk of cancer

World Cancer Research Fund research reveals some tips.

Read more

25% off Fitbit trackers & Aria scales

Medibank member discounts on Fitbit trackers and Aria scales

Read more

Running my own race at the Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival

Ben Hill shares one of the proudest moments of his life.

Read more

Feel Good: Free outdoor fitness in Brisbane

Medibank Feel Good program schedule and details.

Read more

Steve Moneghetti’s top race day tips

The running legend shares some quick tips.

Read more

Your race day eating plan

Sports dietitian Tim McMaster shares some tips.

Read more