co-operative Xest says essential regular exercise is accessible to all
08/31/2011

Following a recent report by health experts stating that even just 15 minutes of exercise a day can significantly improve your wellbeing and life expectancy, co-operative Xest has spoken out to remind people that exercise is possible for people of all abilities and ages.

Online PR News – 31-August-2011 – – Following a recent report by health experts stating that even just 15 minutes of exercise a day can significantly improve your wellbeing and life expectancy, co-operative Xest has spoken out to remind people that exercise is possible for people of all abilities and ages.

The results of research published by medical journal The Lancet, which reviewed the activities, behaviours and health of more than 400,000 people in Taiwan, revealed that 90 minutes of moderate exercise per week can help people to live for three years longer.

Similar data in the British Journal Of Sports Medicine hinted that a lazy lifestyle, including six hours a day sitting motionless in front of the television, can reduce life expectancy by five years.

It is therefore important for people to incorporate exercise into their daily routine wherever and whenever possible – even if it is during that time spent watching television. It is especially vital that those with limited mobility take note of this, as such exercises can also improve problems with circulation and related conditions.

co-operative Xest Managing Director, Andrea Dipple said: “There are numerous exercises that can be done while sitting down, using equipment such as a Seated Pedal Exerciser. This allows the user to secure their feet into pedals and rotate in a cycling action, with variable resistance. Minimal assembly is required and it is easy to move around into convenient places.

“For those at risk or suffering from circulation problems, we recommend the Deep Vein Thrombosis Airogym Exerciser, which has a simple design created by an airline captain for use during long flights. It consists of two air compartments which can be inflated orally and can be used to exercise the calf muscles.”

According to updated advice offered by the UK government, a couple of 10-minute sessions of this kind of activity per day – or a 30-minute session on five days each week – could have a very positive impact on a person’s health. It may also gradually encourage them to be more daring with their exercise regime and build it up as they become stronger.

co-operative Xest also supplies shower seats for those with mobility difficulties, alongside a wide range of other products designed for people who want to make their everyday lives easier.

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Notes to the Editors:
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Lisa Axworthy Lisaaxworthy@southerncoops.co.uk 01730 711039
Marcus Forsey Marcusforsey@southerncoops.co.uk 01730 711036

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The Southern Co-operative, the parent company of co-operative Xest, is an independent co-operative society founded in 1873, with over 3,000 employees, 70,000 members and over 150 outlets primarily in food retailing.

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