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So, the last few blogs have been in regards to technology and security and why would they not be, after all we are an I.T Company.  

Apart from computers and gadgets, my other passion is the gym. If as many of you feel the way I do right now, a day without a spin class or a hill climb to get those endorphins going, well my day doesn’t feel complete.  I have been lucky enough to use a field near me, respecting all the relevant safety precautions I’m able to do a body weight workout with some cardio mixed in.  

Doctors and other medical professionals are advising everyone to increase their daily activity levels in order to help the fight the virus. All that aside, it goes without saying that exercise can help and benefit a long healthy life. Let alone the benefits to your mind.  

Subsequently various sources on the internet report an increase in sales of home gym equipment, trainers, etc. People are now following hundreds of online instructors. 

So, where do I come in? Safety, that’s where…. 

It’s important to note that if you are new to exercise and were to get a personal trainer, he or she would ask you a series of questions to determine, should you be ready for exercise. YES REALLY!!!! READY FOR EXERCISE . 

So with the current climate it’s important that those who are new to training/exercise and not able to contact a Personal Trainer directly, ask themselves the same questions. The form is a PAR-Q and there are 7 questions on it (see below) 

Exercise is important for all ages, we just want to make sure that you do it safely and correctly. 

I have had the pleasure of working on this with Bobby Scott (pictured) who is a Level 3 Qualified Personal Trainer . Thank you Bobby.

You can follow him here for all the latest health tips and advice  https://www.instagram.com/bobbyleescott_95/ 

PAR-Q QUESTIONS 

1. Has your doctor ever said that you have a heart condition and that you should only perform physical activity recommended by a doctor?  

2. Do you feel pain in your chest when you perform physical activity?  

3. In the past month, have you had chest pain when you were not performing any physical activity?  

4. Do you lose your balance because of dizziness or do you ever lose consciousness?  

5. Do you have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in your physical activity?  

6. Is your doctor currently prescribing any medication for your blood pressure or for a heart condition?  

7. Do you know of any other reason why you should not engage in physical activity? 

 If you have answered “Yes” to one or more of the above questions, consult your physician before engaging in physical activity. Tell your physician which questions you answered “Yes” to. After a medical evaluation, seek advice from your physician on what type of activity is suitable for your current condition. 

STAY SAFE EVERYONE

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