How to Stay Fit and Active as You Grow Older
Fitness is not just for the young
- walking on uneven surfaces?
- climbing up stairs?
- getting out of a chair
Why Strength and Balance Matters
There are many reasons why we can lose strength and balance - the most common is lack of use.
As we get older we are less vigorous, less adventurous and less active, so we don’t challenge our sense of balance as we did when we were young.
We need to avoid the disuse cycle
Your sense of balance can be influenced by:
Be sure you stay on your feet. Remember if we don’t use it – we lose it
As you grow older you need:
Consider seriously increasing your level of fitness or activity even if your strength and balance and general fitness is still good.
Find an exercise class that suits you, something that:
If you join an exercise class and:
Other recreational or sporting activities you may enjoy:
Visit ‘Active Canterbury’ and ‘Sport Canterbury’ websites for a list of activities in your area.
Some general tips on exercise:
Physical activity is the best medicine for our bodies so keep it up as you age and enjoy it.
If you need some advice about what exercise is best for you our friendly physiotherapist can help, just contact us on:
Phone: 03 377 5280 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (03) 377 5280
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