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What can I do at home to stay fit?

Published: June 19, 2020

Monday, June 22 - Gyms will reopen to a maximum of 20 people. With thousands on gym memberships, there will be a lot of people still missing out.
And for many, it has been at least 3 months since they have done home exercises. Following on from last weeks blog about home exercise equipment, here are some more exercises that you can do at home. These exercises are low level and low impact - and are often a basis for our Over 55's Exercise class, run by our Exercise Physiologist Katrina. You don't need a whole heap of fancy equipment, but these exercises are a great way to try and get fitter.
Exercise and strength is very important as we age. Those who are weaker often have a higher falls risk, more pain, greater risk of surgery, higher risk of chronic conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure and ultimately, have a shorter length and lower quality of life.
Check out these exercises!
These upper body exercises can be performed with water bottles, dumbells or cans of food. 
Balance is important to maintain to prevent falls. Falls are the leading cause for admission to nursing homes, hospitisation and surgery in an aging population. Make sure that you are near a wall or support with these exercises.
These lower body exercises help to improve the strength in your legs to enable you to continue functional movements - such as sitting and standing, stairs, getting into and out of a car, bending down to the ground and getting dressed.

If you have any questions about these exercises, or are experiencing any pain, please let us know on 95801985. These exercises are general in nature and are not designed to be specific for everyone, but present a good low level program.