BY Kristy Prentice
Incidental exercise describes the physical activity you can fit into your day when you are not working hard in the gym. Modern-day living has become about convenience and completing tasks with as little effort as possible. With advances in technologies such as dryers, ROBO Vacs, elevators, escalators, and even dishwashers it is easy to see how this culture of inactive living has developed and easily been accepted.
Time spent sitting has been linked to increased health risks for children and adults, even for those who are physically active. According to the Australian Heart Foundation the average Australian adult spends more than 15hours a day sitting. It’s possible to break free of these physically inactive habits and not become a victim of accidental weight gain. Here are some easy ways to increase your incidentals this Christmas period
Brodie Gardner has a Masters in Exercise Physiology, Honours in Sports Science and competes as a professional triathlete. He has a long history working with elite athletes and has provided consultation services to numerous Australian sporting associations.