2 July 2019

Wellness and Ageing: How to engage in a daily fitness routine for seniors?

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By Michael Rambaldini

Director |Certified Financial Planner | Aged Care Professional

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) Web Report dated 10th of September 2018, 7 in 10 older people are overweight or obese.

Diet and exercise, as well as smoking and drinking all affect a person’s health.

Most people who consume soft drink have a 26% higher risk of developing diabetes, this was in a study published back in 2010. Diabetes becomes a challenge to be treated when one is in an older age bracket as there’s a reduction in the ability for an older person to recuperate from the dangers of diabetes. This includes heart problems too. Heart attack is still one of the leading causes of death.

It is really important that the lifestyle choices we make are integrated with a proper wellness routine so that illnesses related to fluctuating weight and obesity can be decreased or eliminated.

So what are some methods or examples of a good daily fitness routine for seniors?

Below are some good daily fitness exercise suggestion:

Walking

A 15 – minute walk can do wonders. Plan on doing an afternoon walk on a daily basis. This can actually improve your leg muscles to be stronger than before and help with circulation.

Wall Push-ups

This can strengthen your arm muscles. You can stand about one metre away from the wall and facing the wall, you can place both your hands flat on the wall. Lower your body toward the wall then with putting a bit of force, push the wall. You can repeat this 10 times.

Tapping your Toes

This will aid your blood to circulate in your lower legs by keeping your heels on the floor and lifting your toes. Repeat this 10 – 20 times.

Allowing yourself to be physically fit can be beneficial as you age. But before doing these exercises, it is imperative that you have the go-ahead from your doctor.

For more information on aged care and wellness, you can contact us and visit our website at www.verante.com.au

Verante Pty Ltd is a Corporate Authorised Representative of Viridian Select Pty Ltd, ABN 41 621 447 345, AFSL 515762. This information has been prepared without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Because of this you should, before acting on this information consider its appropriateness, having regard to your objectives, financial situation and needs.

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