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Top tips for healthy ageing...

September 15, 2017

 

Ageing healthily is not really any different from healthy living. As you age it's simply important to adjust expectations and work with professionals who can help you. Think about what works best for you, consult your doctor, and get moving! Some of our top tips include;

 

Keep Moving…

If there’s one step you should take for improving your health and helping you steer clear of chronic

disease, it’s exercise, experts say. And it really is never too late to start.

 

Exercise helps control body weight, lower your blood pressure and strengthen your muscles, which helps you

avoid injuries by making you less likely to fall. An increase in muscle mass helps your body metabolise medication effectively. Physical activity has also been linked to a decreased risk of dementia.

 

Older adults need not suffer through rigorous workouts – milder, more low-impact activities are more than sufficient. Speak with one of our Physiotherapists who can start you on a Clinical Pilates path or introduce you to Hydrotherapy as effective ways to build your strength and fitness.

 

Limber up…

Daily stretching is important, as your muscles tend to shorten and stiffen when you aren’t active, but stretching activities will improve your flexibility. Even just five minutes of stretching in the morning is extremely helpful. You wouldn’t think it would be all that helpful to you in old age, but it really is.

 

Improved strength & flexibility can help relieve the discomfort of chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia and arthritis. Exercises such as Yoga and Clinical Pilates are excellent ways to improve your flexibility.

 

Manage your weight…

Sticking to a healthy weight by exercising and eating right has multiple benefits. If you can keep your weight down, you’ll decrease your risk of diabetes, as well as certain types of arthritis, which hinders activity. One way to ensure a healthy diet is to speak with a Dietitian who can help you map out effective ways to improve and maintain your diet.

 

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