12 is the magic number!

Most adults in England are not getting enough exercise, a University of Bristol-led study found 80% failed to meet the government target of taking moderate exercise at least 12 times in a four-week period.  The study analysed exercise data for more than a million adults in England.

It found about 8% of adults who were physically able to walk had not walked for even five minutes continuously during a four-week period, while 46% had not walked for leisure for more than 30 minutes continuously.

This is shocking; it is no surprise that the NHS is on the brink of collapse, yes it is chronically underfunded yet we all have a personal responsibility to ease this pressure by looking after our own fitness levels.  Carol Propper, professor of economics at Bristol university’s Centre for Market and Public Organisation, said: “Physical inactivity is the most important modifiable health behaviour for chronic disease.”

The NHS recommends people exercise at moderate intensity for at least two and a half hours every week  Experts also recommend muscle-strengthening activities on two or more days a week to work major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms).

This is easily accessible by coming to classes !

Boxing and strength 6.45pm Wed Finchley Methodist Church Hall

Boot Camp 9.30am & 10.30am every Sat Victoria Park.  If you want to stay for two classes to build up those exercise minutes you will get one free!

See you tomorrow and Sat.

Mrs O xx