It was great to see all of you in our workshop last night :).
Below you will find YouTube links to aerobic and resistance videos which were created by Dr Diane Cooper as part of our funded ‘Prime Time’ Sláintecare project late last year. You don’t have to listen to the last 5 minutes of the presentations because it is just an overview of the ‘Prime Time’ programme and is not relevant to ‘Laois Fit’.
Summary of the content covered in this workshop:
Aerobic exercise: 30 minutes 5-7 days per week. This can be done in 5-10 minute bouts instead of continuous. Examples include circuits, walking, dancing, cycling, swimming or any activity that uses large muscle groups for a long period of time (>3 mins).
Resistance exercise: 30 minutes at least 2 days per week (8-10 exercises involving the major muscle groups, 8-12 repetitions of each exercise). Examples include circuits, stair climbing, sit-to-stand exercise, body weight squats, lunges, press ups, aqua training, abdominal work.
1) Write down how many minutes of aerobic exercise you currently do per day for one week. If you are not meeting the recommendations for health can you identify opportunities in your day/week where you can increase the minutes of aerobic exercise you do and make a plan.
2) Write down how many minutes of resistance exercise you currently do per day for one week. You can count each training session with us as 20 minutes resistance exercise (the rest is aerobic, flexibility and balance). If you are not meeting the recommendations for health can you identify opportunities in your day/week where you can increase the minutes of resistance exercise you do and make a plan.
To help you monitor your habits download our FREE February ’21 habit tracker which is available here: http://www.truefitness.ie/news/february-21-habit-tracker/.
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Huge thanks as always to Laois Sports Partnership for funding this ‘Laois Fit’ programme.
Yours in health,