Active As We Age
As you get older it is really important to stay active, and this is even more so the case if you are cocooning.
Being active can help your body to stay strong and supple, improve balance and coordination aiding in falls prevention, cheers you up and boosts your energy.
Just 30 minutes activity a day could have a huge impact on your health.
Here are some tips to get you going:
· Chair aerobics with Cavan Sports Partnership instructor Roisin.
HSE have info on indoor exercises for older people here
Strengthening exercises for older adults developed by HSE Physiotherapists in association with Cork Healthy Cities here
Age and Opportunity are livestreaming ‘Movement minutes’ on Facebook on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11am. You can watch more of their videos here.
Go for life also have uploaded some exercise sessions on their Youtube channel, links of which are below
Go For Life- Warm up
Go For Life exercise 2- Sit Fit
Go For Life 3- Better balance
Go For Life 4- Going Strong
Go For Life 5- Aerobics
Go For life- Stretching
Age and Opportunity also have a Fitline that you can call for tips and advice on getting active
Siel Bleu have some great exercise videos on their YouTube page
HASfit Seniors believes everyone deserves to be fit and healthy. To access a wide range of free workouts for older adults at a level of your choice see HERE