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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND THE MANDELA MINUTE

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In honor of National Physiotherapy Month, let’s talk about physical activity and Nelson Mandela.

Physical inactivity is now recognized as a significant public health concern. It has been established that as little as two minutes of physical activity per hour may help to mitigate the risks of prolonged sitting, including early death.   Perhaps this fact is not that surprising; the human body is, after all, built for movement.

The Mandela Minute was inspired by the simple truth that being physically active is possible anywhere, provided you have the will and creativity to make it happen.

Every day in his cell, MANDELA would arise in the early morning, and run in place for 45 minutes.  In his autobiography, he credited this practice for the mental and physical health which allowed him to endure his circumstances.  Despite significant barriers, he was able to perform physical activity.  The Mandela Minute was inspired by the simple truth that physical activity is possible anywhere, provided you have the will and creativity to make it happen.

So follow in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela and strive to be fit. WALK, JOG, RUN OR DANCE AND LIVE LONG!

 

 

 

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