Want to stay independent, happy and healthy as you age?
As you age, you lose muscle mass, your joints become stiffer and your ligaments shorten, leading to loss of physical strength and flexibility. This weakness and stiffness makes common home chores such as reaching, lifting or gardening more difficult and it can also lead to injuries, incapacity and a loss of independence.
Regular structured activity is one of the most important things you can do for all aspects of your health as you age, helping your muscles become stronger so you can keep doing your everyday activities without relying on others.
Not only will physical activity make you stronger and more independent, it also prevents bone loss, helps improves your balance and coordination, lifts your mood, boosts your memory, and prevents and eases the symptoms of many chronic conditions.
Just by incorporating a small amount of structured activity into your daily life, along with regular prolonged, sustained movements such as walking or swimming, you’ll enjoy a happier and a healthier future as you age.
Committing a small amount of time everyday to some form of structured exercise is effectively an investment in your personal ‘superannuation fund’ of health and wellbeing. And you’ll feel better in every way!
Even if you haven’t exercised before, it’s never too late to start exercising and enjoy the amazing health benefits of exercise, including weight control, increased mobility and independence and a lowered risk of early death, type 2 diabetes and fall incidence.
In our Proactive Physiotherapy structured exercise programs our experienced physiotherapists will assess any physical limitations you may have and tailor the exercise routine to meet your needs, paying extra attention to your technique and range-of-motion.
We’ll prescribe the right type of exercise to help you maintain a healthy weight, improve function and prevent injury as you age.
Our fun and interactive exercise programs can become an important part of your ongoing health and well-being.
Contact Proactive Physiotherapy today for more information.