Ladies and gents, lace up your takkies and get ready to join Pharma Dynamics for a killer 30-minute workout session this World Move for Health Day. Taking place this Sunday, 10 May, in the comfort of your own home, this power workout sees Pharma Dynamics team up with South Africa’s fittest family of CrossFit champions, the Finkels for the ultimate at-home workout session.
Nicole Jennings, spokesperson for Pharma Dynamics and an advocate for healthy living, says after being confined to our homes for almost six weeks under lockdown many have settled into sedentary living, which is bad for our waistline and our hearts. “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,” says Jennings. “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 healthy blood pressure and having to take medication for life.”
World Move for Health Day is the perfect time to make a start and get active. On World Move for Health Day, people from around the globe join in a multitude of exercise activities, initiated several years ago by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to promote physical activity. Jennings says their aim with this session is to get as many South Africans off the couch and moving, which is why we have teamed up with the Finkels.
Their passion for fitness and family, is infectious and we know others will be inspired by them,” she says. Husband and wife duo, Glen and Yael Finkel, and three of their daughters, Reegan (17), Ashton (16) and Brady (19) have developed a full-body training routine that the entire family can enjoy at home.
Yael Finkel’s advice to women and busy moms whose days are often a juggling act are to take the time for yourself by making exercise a daily priority. “This will make you a better person and mother, and will help you to cope with the pressures of life.”
She says they’re shifting gears on Sunday to make their workout routine easier for everyone to enjoy at home where space is limited and no equipment is needed. “We’ll also include more challenging variations for people who are at an intermediate or more advanced fitness level. We’ll bring all our enthusiasm and energy on Sunday and are super excited to be exercising with everyone.”
To participate in Pharma Dynamics’ World Move for Health workout with the Finkels, all you need to do is visit the Pharma Dynamics SA Facebook page on 10 May at 10:00 am sharp! The 30-minute workout is packed with high-energy movements that are sure to get your heart pumping and blood moving.