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For many people, exercise can be the best kind of medicine. It can not only work its magic for your physical and mental wellbeing but assists your immune system, too.

Did you know research shows the practice of regular exercise can significantly alter the immune system? Studies indicate that the modulation of the immune response related to exercise depends on factors such as frequency, intensity, duration, and type of effort applied.

For many people, exercise can be the best kind of medicine. It can not only work its magic for your physical and mental wellbeing but assists your immune system, too.  Here’s a literature review regarding the relationship between exercise, the immune system and COVID-19, if you’re interested in educating yourself.

Despite this, one in two adults aren’t getting enough exercise. The Australian Physical Activity Guidelines recommend a minimum of 2.5–5 hours of moderate-intensity physical activity each week (and two strength sessions); however, often, just getting started is the hardest part—so let’s start with five minutes.

Did you know, on average, it takes more than eight weeks before a new behaviour becomes automatic? Let’s create an obtainable habit. Each week over the next month we will give you a five-minute workout to adhere to.

As always, I’m going to make it easy for you.  We have purposely only given you three exercises – as it’s achievable, maintainable, time-efficient, and realistic.

This week’s five-minute workout

Here’s this week’s five-minute workout (print the PDF for easy reference).

1) Reverse lunge into high knee lift – 2 sets / 6 reps

2) Mountain Climbers – 2 sets / 6 reps / 20 sec duration

3) Side Plank with dip – 2 sets / 6 reps / 1 sec hold

We have made your daily workout achievable.  That’s the key.

Do you have any workout requests? We’d love to hear from you (kirra@capitalhydrotherapy.com.au).

Stay active, Canberra.

Love Rach and Kirra

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