The National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Security (ANSES) alerted the French on Tuesday on the need to maintain physical activity during confinement, conducive to sedentary lifestyles. Joined by Europe 1, Irène Margaritis, head of the "Nutrition risk assessment" unit at ANSES, gives her advice on moving without leaving your home.
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For the elderly, it recommends for example "muscle strengthening exercises, stretching, flexibility", while recommending, to the elderly and the youngest, to "take care not to stay for a long time in a seated position" . According to her, you shouldn't sit more than 30 minutes.
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If you have stairs at home, it is then possible to "climb or descend them more frequently than usual even if you do not necessarily need them," says Irene Margaritis.
Gardening or housework to burn calories
To keep in shape, other activities can be useful, even those that are not considered sports proper. This is the case of housework for example, which is "also a physical activity" for Irene Margaritis. She still advises taking "good positions", for example by avoiding bending your back. "If you are lucky enough to have a garden, you can take advantage of it to garden", then quotes the specialist.