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EXERCISE improves quality of life – Seniors Fitness

EXERCISE improves quality of life – it gives you energy, relieves stress and allows you to get out there and spend precious time with family and friends. But, as we age confidence and fear can question our abilities – what if I fall; exercise is too hard ; I’m scared to start something new; I don’t like change.

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Cameron Corish, personal trainer and founder of Core Health Coaching in Brisbane , says his top tips for seniors wanting to start a fitness regime is to start small and be consistent. “Don’t allow fear to stop you from getting the best from life,” he says. “Exercise doesn’t have to be high intensity; you can improve your fitness by doing the things you love like lawn bowls, tennis or gardening.

“You’ll be far more consistent if you do something that you enjoy .”

Cameron says it’s often a slip in quality of life or pain from conditions like  arthritis or joint problems that motivates seniors to start a fitness regime.

“Working on balance, flexibility and increasing lean muscle mass are key requirements for fitness later in life,” he says.

“Improving balance is great for fall prevention and the associated complications like broken hips, while maintaining flexibility makes it easier for us to do day to day functions like tie our shoelaces, put on clothes and get in and out of the car.

“Simple stretches on a regular basis can help to maintain flexibility, while improving balance can be simple balancing exercises such as standing on one leg with eyes closed, near a kitchen bench for support.”

“Strength-based workouts build lean muscle mass, help our ability to move with easy and without aches and pains, and improve bone density, making them beneficial for people with osteoporosis” Cameron says.“You don’t have to lift weights to improve lean muscle mass – you can do body weight exercises like squats, or pushups against a wall.

“Exercising in our senior years does not have to be strenuous or scary to result in improved fitness and a better quality of life.”

Proudly published in the Sunday Mail “Looking Forward” Sept 17th 2017 edition.

 

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