one year of covid

One year of Covid: How active have you been?

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of our lives, notably health. In the last year, online activity increased markedly, but our bodies have become sedentary, sitting for hours in front of a computer. Read reflections on important lessons learned over the last year. We challenge you to reset your exercise routine and provide a starting point.

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Five minutes to better balance

As people grow older they are at a greater risk of falling. A fall can have an enormous impact on a person’s quality of life including loss of confidence, loss of muscle strength, a decline in the ability to carry out normal activities of daily living with a greater reliance on aged care services. We have developed a simple exercise challenge you can complete in 5 minutes to help your balance and reduce your risk of falls – take a look!

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Should you exercise with a mask during the pandemic?

Is it wise to wear a mask during exercise? The answer is not straight forward and will differ between people, the type of exercise and situation in which you are exercising. Wearing a mask can be uncomfortable while exercising. However, mask wearing in public will save lives, by decreasing person-to-person transmission, lowering hospitalizations and death particularly in populated areas.

Dwindling physical activity in the era of COVID-19

 A 12% decline in activity and 4 lbs of body fat in 8 weeks Globally, people have experienced significant reductions in physical activity since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This has been quantified by activity tracking.  As outlined in the following paragraphs, activity decline and limitations on movement could theoretically lead to a reduction…

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More intentional physical activity needed at home | Challenge 6

A call to action: be more physically active! During this time of stay-at-home orders and physical distancing related to COVID-19, it’s increasingly obvious that we need to plan, schedule and participate in more exercise activity than the 150 mins/week  currently endorsed by international organizations.  Specifically, the frequency, duration and distances related to walking activities and…