Everyone knows that exercise is good for you! However, it’s not just beneficial for the young, healthy and already fit, it is beneficial for all ages.
Exercise is one of the best defenses against the tough aspects of the ageing process. Research has proven that not only heart and lung health improve with exercises, but physical activity is also good for the brain, your mood, your muscles, and bones.
Regular exercise has been proven to:
- Extends your life span, leading to a longer life
- Delays over 40 chronic diseases or conditions
- Reduce the risk of falls- weight bearing exercises can especially help improve balance and reduce the risk of falls
- Alleviates depression, anxiety, and stress
- Helps with prevention of cognitive decline
- Builds muscle strength that is needed to do simple everyday life activities, such as opening a jar, cooking, and cleaning etc.
- Improves bone density to slow or prevent the onset of osteoporosis.
- Lengthens telomeres which are the ends of DNA strands. Telomere length is important for cell division and is necessary for preventing age related conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease as well as stroke
- Improves cognition. Studies are showing that more physical activity is linked to reduced risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
At Back To Health Physiotherapy we offer help with exercise no matter your age. This can be as an individual or in a small group environment according to your liking. We offer a class specifically designed for our senior clients and helping with exercise, strength, and balance.
The class is run by our senior physiotherapist Dianne Bright. During the class Dianne uses a combination of sitting and standing excercises with the support of a chair. The class mainly focuses of posture, balance and fall prevention. All classes are tailored to everyone’s needs and injuries.
Remember moving your body regularly is better than not moving your body at all!
It is never too late to start!
Give us a call regarding any information on 9997 4970