Finding exercise that is right for you

This week is Exercise Right Week, and we want to share some information and tips on finding the exercise that is right for you. Exercising can provide you with loads of social, mental and physical health benefits. In fact, exercise is so good for your body, that Cambridge Dictionary defines exercise as ‘physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy’.

For good health, adults are recommended to do at least 30 minutes of vigorous activity, on most days of the week. However, it is reported that many Australian adults, including veterans, don’t achieve the recommended amount of weekly physical activity.

The trick to starting and sticking with exercise is to find activities that are accessible, suit your abilities and budget, and, importantly, that you enjoy. There are so many different ways to exercise – we’ve listed just a few below:

  • Adaptive sports
  • Horse riding
  • Skateboarding
  • Archery
  • Martial arts
  • Skipping
  • Bike riding
  • Resistance/ strength
  • Surfing
  • Boxing
  • Rock climbing
  • Swimming
  • Dancing
  • Roller Skating
  • Table tennis
  • Gardening
  • Rolling (wheel chair)
  • Walking
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Yoga

If you’re still unsure where to start, why not check out these great activities led by Invictus Australia (IA), who support veterans across Australia to connect through veteran sport.

Military veteran Monica, had this to say about her recent experience attending an IA 2-day mountain bike skills workshop “A beautiful safe place where you can come and be yourself and be accepted for who you are”. You can hear more from Monica in the video below:

Make this Exercise Right Week a time to find an exercise that is right for you!