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Lifting is good for you!

Did you know Only 9% – 19% of Australian adults meet the muscle strengthening activity guidelines.

Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY · Doing any physical activity is better than doing none. If you currently do no physical activity, start by doing some, and gradually build up to the recommended amount. · Be active on most, preferably all, days every week. · Accumulate 150 to 300 minutes (2 ½ to 5 hours) of moderate intensity physical activity or 75 to 150 minutes (1 ¼ to 2 ½ hours) of vigorous intensity physical activity, or an equivalent combination of both moderate and vigorous activities, each week. · Do muscle strengthening activities on at least 2 days each week.

SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR ·Minimize the amount of time spent in prolonged sitting. ·Break up long periods of sitting as often as possible.

For more info go to http://www.health.gov.au/

 

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