Movement for Life is especially targeted to teach seniors health and exercise goals. The small group classes incorporate the use of different forms of exercise to help manage arthritis, lower back pain, osteoporosis, joint rehabilitation and other chronic health concerns.
Improved posture, balance & stability
The core muscles of the body are the deep muscles of the back, abdomen, and pelvic floor. These are the muscles we rely on to support a strong, functional back, good posture, efficient movement patterns and balance especially as we age. Hence, those who engage in regular exercise will notice an improvement in posture and will be less at risk of falling or tripping.
Exercising in its various forms requires your muscles to move through a full range of motion which increases flexibility. Improved flexibility decreases strain and stress on your joints and muscles and allows you to perform everyday movements with less strain and fatigue.
It may seem like a paradox, but the more you exercise, the more energy you have. ‘Movement for Life’ classes promotes breathing and increased circulation. The classes stimulate the spine and muscles, and flood the body with the good feelings one gets from exercising. It’s never too late to start exercising.
Build bone density
‘Movement for Life’ classes can help to prevent bone loss and osteoporosis by building bone density through low impact, weight bearing exercise. If osteopenia or osteoporosis is already present, exercises can be modified with the help of an exercise physiologist to create a safe routine that can be undertaken to slow down or stop the progression of bone loss.
New Location: Rear of Burnie Brae Auditorium
To book and pay for your session, please visit Healthy Connections reception at Kuran Street or phone (07) 3624 2185.
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