Keep active, keep youthful

Activities to keep you feeling great!

Keep active, keep youthful

In adults aged 50 years and above, exercising and staying physically active is important for so many reasons. Exercise can lower your risk of developing a variety of health conditions, including heart disease and dementia. It can also help to reduce your risk of falls. Physical activity can include anything from walking, dancing, gardening and swimming to household chores.

No matter what your age or health condition, there are plenty of ways to add more physical movement to your life. It’s never too late for exercise to have a positive effect.

It’s recommended that you should complete at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity throughout the week which equates to less than 30 minutes per day.

Muscle strengthening activities such as using exercise bands or lifting hand weights can have a significant positive impact on your health and fitness. Exercises that improve your balance and coordination can give you more confidence and reduce your risk of having falls. They also help to improve your posture and your quality of walking.

Activities that help to improve balance include:

  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Dance
  • Bowls
  • Posture exercises

Benefits of Exercising

Not only is exercise good for your physical health, there are so many benefits to your mental well-being too. Exercise can improve your mood, self-esteem, give you a sense of achievement, help you relax and relieve stress.

At our Place, we offer a range of activities for everyone, so you’re guaranteed to find something that suits you.

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