Get fit on World Move For Health Day with the Finkel family – Jacaranda FM

Being stuck indoors during the lockdown has been bad for our waistlines, so it is time to lace up your tekkies, put on those sweatbands, and get ready for the best 30-minute workout!

South Africas fittest family of CrossFit champions is hosting the ultimate quarantine workout onWorld Move for Health Day on Sunday, 10 May.

Husband and wife duo, Glen and Yael Finkel, will be hosting a workout session on Facebook.

Their teenage children, Reegan,Ashton, and Brady who all boast impressive fitness resums will also join in on the fun.

The family has developed a full-body training routine that the entire family can enjoy at home.

They have teamed up withPharma Dynamics, an advocate for healthy living, for Sunday's sweat session which will take place on Facebook.

Glens passion for fitness began at an early age. He has always enjoyed competitive sports, which taught him to be a disciplined athlete from adolescence into adulthood.

Yael and I have devoted most of our lives to exercise and healthy living. As a family we train together several times a week and compete in numerous CrossFit competitions. Sharing this passion has enriched our lives and cemented our bond. If, through this initiative we get to inspire but one individual or another family, it wouldve been worth it," he said in a statement.

Glen adds that healthy living is second nature for the family.

... my message to others who are struggling to make exercise a part of their lives, would be to start now and make it a habit. Taking charge of your fitness may be one of the best decisions you will ever make. The choice is yours,so take it."

Glen and Yael areshifting gears onSundayto make their workout routineeasier for everyone to enjoy at home where space is limited and no equipment is needed.

Well also include more challenging variations for people who are at an intermediate or more advanced fitness level. Well bring all our enthusiasm and energy onSundayand are super excited to be exercising with everyone," Yael says.

Nicole Jennings, spokesperson for Pharma Dynamics, says the aim of Sunday's workout is toget as many South Africans off the couch and moving as possible.

Lack of physical activity is among the biggest risk factors for chronic diseases of lifestyle, such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, which accounts for 40% of all deaths in SA.

The majority of South Africans dont do anywhere near the recommended amount of exercise to stave off non-communicable diseases. The most recent study by the World Health Organisation (WHO) found that a whopping 38.2% of South Africans are inactive. Women are the least active (47.3%) when compared to men (28.5%).

Participating in 30 minutes of exercise every day reduces your risk of hypertension by almost one fifth, while incorporating four hours of physical activity a week could make the difference between a healthy blood pressure and having to take medication for life.

The WHO recommends a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week, such as brisk walking or cycling, which is now allowed outside during stage 4 of the lockdown. Exercising vigorously for 75 minutes weekly, would have a similar effect.

Catch theFinkelfamily's 30-minute family workout session on Sunday at 10am sharp onfacebook.com/PharmaDynamicsSA/.

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