As a result of the findings from the TV series, Dr.Mosley now has a website Fast Exercise where you can read more about what he discovered. Just note that it is not a good idea to start this form of exercise if you have any medical condition and should check with your doctor first and personally I won't be doing it at my age.
As I said, I put on the pedometer which is actually new as I dropped my old one in the toilet. Oops! That was the end of that one! I did walk a few thousand steps before going out with my son and when we went past a park with exercise equipment that our local council has just completed I just had to stop and try it out.
The leg press is easy to use and the aerobic walker was my favourite but I was swinging away so much that my son said to take it easy as I hadn't exercised for a while and he was right. I did feel a few twinges tonight.
As well as the adult exercise equipment there are plenty of activities to keep the children occupied
from slippery slides on the dinosaur...
...to climbing up and down and getting lots of exercise. My granddaughters would love this particular one....
...to practising to climb Mt.Everest on the Climbing Wall. Well kind of :-)
Our local council has done an awful lot of work on this park and it is a credit to them and much appreciated by those who live in the area I am sure. When I drive past I often see children from local schools exercising there with their class during school time. This park used to be an off-leash park where dog owners could bring their dogs and take their leash off for them to run freely. It is illegal in our city to have dogs outside their yards without a leash on after a lady was killed by a dog years ago.
So now the off-leash park is in a fenced area across the road. What a great idea to have it fenced especially if you have a very excitable dog who could run off and perhaps cross the road and be hit by oncoming traffic. So if anyone is reading this who lives locally and would like to take advantage of the facilities this park is now offering then it is worth the drive...or walk...to have a look at it. There is also a barbeque and picnic area as well as toilets and the littlies are also catered for as there is a sand pit running the length of the children's play area as well as suitable swings. I can't wait until my grandchildren come down from the Outback so I can take them there.
The park already has a number of established trees but many more have been planted recently which will only add to the appeal in the years to come.
I don't know what it is like in other countries, but in Australia we tend to criticise all forms of government whether it be local, state or federal. Perhaps it is a throw-back from our convict past or perhaps it is just plain bad manners. However, our council has done a wonderful job with this park and I am going to write them a letter soon and tell them so.
However the words of Dr.Mosley are still ringing in my ears from his TV series:
'THE CHAIR IS THE BIG KILLER'.
So...I expect to be doing some more exercise at the Black Gully Park in the future and before you know it my pedometer will be registering 20,000 steps a day. What do you do to get fit?