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Exercise-and Health. “The exertion of muscles and limbs for health’s sake” Concise Oxford Dictionary. “In the sweat of thy brow. shalt . thou eat . bread ……..”. Genesis Ch.3 V19. •. Peter Sims. •. Professor of Public. Health Medicine. •. The School of. Medicine. •.

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exercise and health

Exercise-and Health

“The exertion of muscles and limbs for health’s sake”

Concise Oxford Dictionary

Peter Sims UPNG

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“In the sweat of thy brow

shalt

thou eat

bread……..”

Genesis Ch.3 V19

Peter Sims

Professor of Public

Health Medicine

The School of

Medicine

University of Papua

New Guinea

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Peter Sims UPNG

Peter Sims UPNG

mens sana in corpore sano a healthy mind in a healthy body juvenal
Mens sana in corpore sano(A healthy mind in a healthy body) Juvenal
  • Given the artificial and pressurized lifestyle of modern man and woman exercise for health needs to be Sufficient Regular Rewarding Convenient

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why exercise
Physical for Growth Fitness Prevention

Systems Respiratory Cardiovascular Musculoskeletal

Mental for Skill Relaxation Pleasure

Systems Central Peripheral CNS Special senses

Why exercise?

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a linear response rate
A Linear Response Rate!

Ischaemic Heart disease

Men

Women

Level of activity

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what is fitness how do we measure it
What is fitness? - how do we measure it

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exercise for
Exercise for
  • Pleasure………… well being.

endorphins

  • Prevention……….Obesity,Vascular disease, osteoporosis
  • Rehabilitation……COAD, CVA, MI

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rehabilitation back to work
Rehabilitation-back to work
  • Increase in exercise tolerance
  • Progressive and appropriate
  • Peer level performance
  • Morale building

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quantity versus quality
Quantity versus Quality
  • How much
  • How often
  • How intense

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different patterns of exercise
Different patterns of exercise
  • The athlete,training for competition
  • The military training men for fighting-physical & mental toughness,obedience and valour
  • Everyday lifestyle rest & recreation

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the challenge
The Challenge
  • Middle class joggers versus Working Class “couch potatoes”
  • Working with the advertisers and opinion leaders
  • Making positive choices easier
  • Fun…pleasure…fitness…slimness..health

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variety in exercise choice
Variety in Exercise - choice
  • Competition
  • Team games
  • Friends and family
  • Hobbies
  • Recreation
  • Daily travel

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opportunistic exercise
Where to park and when to walk

Using the stairs or the lift

Doing it yourself-housework, gardening

Getting a dog

Opportunistic exercise

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community provision
Parks, gardens, playgrounds

Swimming pools

Cycle tracks

Pedestrianised walkways

Sport/leisure centres

Community Provision

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exercise fitness and health
Exercise, fitness and health
  • For everyone -young or old, man or woman, for the disabled as well as the ablebodied
  • Regular - daily
  • Opportunistic
  • Enjoyable

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the elixir of life

The Elixir of Life?

Do today, what you did yesterday, so that you may do it tomorrow

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