Staying fit and losing weight amid the Covid crisis
Professor Gordon Lynch in the Department of Physiology, tells us why keeping up our daily step count is so important (especially while in isolation)
How many steps do we need to take per day to maintain healthy weight and fitness? The recommendation is between 8,000 and 10,000 steps per day. But will it help with our health later in life? And how do we reach the recommended step count while self-isolating?
Professor Gordon Lynch, of the School of Biomedical Sciences Department of Physiology, addresses these questions and discusses new research in How to get enough steps in your day on the ABC radio’s Overnights program.
"While we are at home and isolating, we have to have part of our day set aside for exercise - where we are investing in our health. We have to structure our day - everyday - around this exercise time" says Professor Lynch.
Professor Lynch has appeared on the show every week for the past 18 years.
You can listen to previous Health & Fitness segments with Professor Lynch below.
- What are the health stats that matter?
- Niggling health and exercise questions
- Garlic – so much more than smelly breath?
- Exercise can beat depression
- Walking faster for your health
- All about muscles
- Keeping your marbles and your muscles while you age
- The magic of sleep
- Benefits of broccoli
- Shin splints: how to avoid and fix them
Find out more about Professor Gordon Lynch and the Department of Physiology.