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How can physical activity benefit you as a farmer? Take our 5 minute survey to share your experience.

We all know that physical activity has its benefits. But what are they? 


You may be familiar with physical activity being helpful for losing weight, improving fitness and strengthening bones and muscles. However, there is so much more physical activity does to improve our overall health. 


Physical activity has immediate and long term benefits! 


  • Immediate benefits of physical activity include improved brain function and increased energy levels. 

Regular physical activity improves brain function by up to 15%. 
  • Meeting the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines for physical activity (150-300 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity OR 75-150 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity per week) is associated with an increase in life expectancy of up to 7 years. 

  • Physical activity is associated with reduced depression and anxiety, improved sleep and reduces the risk of developing dementia by up to 32%. 

Engaging in regular physical activity (i.e. 3 times per week) reduces depressive episodes by 25%. 
  • Being physically active reduces the risk of developing heart disease by 19%, stroke by 19% and type ll diabetes by 17%. 

  • Regular physical activity lowers blood pressure by 5-7 mmHg and reduces the risk of developing many chronic health conditions, including many types of cancers by up to 28%. 

  • Physical activity is associated with improved balance and coordination, reducing the risk of falling by up 50%. 

 

According to the WHO (2023), it is estimated that 4-5 million deaths per year could be averted if the global population was more active. 

 

We understand farmers are important to the economic prosperity of the Limestone Coast region. Recent studies have shown that more than 50% of the farming population DO NOT engage in enough physical activity, which can have lifelong negative impacts. 

 

We want to help change that, and to do that we want to hear from you! Click on the link below to complete a 5 minute survey, which will help us understand how we can assist. 


Click here to take our survey: https://forms.office.com/r/EzX9Tb28sy 


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