Do you know how to exercise right based on your individual needs?
Exercise Right Week 2016 launches today. Supported by Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA), the campaign promotes the importance of understanding and developing a health and exercise plan, personalized to your own individual requirements.
Human physiology is incredibly complex, as are our diverse backgrounds, lifestyle challenges, personalities and individual circumstances. We are all unique, with varying presences of chronic illnesses and injuries. So when it comes to exercise, there is no effective one-size-fits-all approach.
It is crucial to understand your unique needs to be able to exercise right.
The campaign promotes three key components:
Right professional: Find the right professional with the correct accreditation required to understand your unique health status.
Right place: Individual differences affect where you can exercise safely and most effectively. Whether it be a gym, a clinic, a pool or a park, it is important to select the best location to improve your health.
Right time: Who you are can affect when you should exercise. Certain health conditions can impact what time of day is the most safe and effective time to be active.
To get involved in the campaign this week, jump online to the Exercise Right website and complete the online quiz to assess your current health and exercise needs. You will also have the ability to search for all accredited Exercise Physiologist practitioners near you to contact for further guidance, health assessment and exercise prescription.
With popular media personality and health expert Dr. Andrew Rockford as Exercise Right Week ambassador, the campaign aims to promote the role of exercise in managing and preventing chronic illness, injury and improve the overall health of Australians.