NHS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GUIDELINES
Living In Fitness provides fun minimal impact exercise at your own pace. Our community offers video on demand exercise sessions, online classes, in-person classes and personal training.
Activities that lengthen and stretch muscles can help you prevent injuries, back pain, and balance problems
Strengthens your heart and lungs. It can also improve conditions such as high blood pressure.
Helps to prevent falls by improving your ability to control and stabilize your body's position.
Plays an essential role in maintaining a healthy weight. It also reduces risk of chronic diseases. Diabetes and heart disease are examples
Resistance and weight-bearing exercises can reduce or prevent conditions such as osteoporosis and sarcopenia.
NHS PHSYICAL ACTIVITY GUIDELINES
1. Older adults who participate in any amount of physical activity gain some health benefits, including maintenance of good physical and cognitive function. Some physical activity is better than none, and more physical activity provides greater health benefits.
2. Older adults should aim to be active daily. Over a week, activity should add up to at least 150 minutes (2 ½ hours) of moderate intensity activity in bouts of 10 mins or more – one way to approach this is to do 30 minutes on at least 5 days a week.
3. For those who are already regularly active at moderate intensity, comparable benefits can be achieved through 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity spread across the week or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity
4. Older adults should also undertake physical activity to improve muscle strength on at least two days a week.
5. Older adults at risk of falls should incorporate physical activity to improve balance and co-ordination on at least two days a week.
6. All older adults should minimise the amount of time spent being sedentary (sitting) for extended periods.
At any age, exercise contributes a big part to your quality of life. As we age, this increasingly becomes the case. But there can be barriers to exercising past your 50’s:
Gyms are not a safe or comfortable environment
Personal trainers do not understand my needs
I will not be able to keep up in an exercise class
I do not know where or how to start
I am too busy
Living In Fitness have worked diligently to find solutions to these challenges. The result is a health and fitness service which specializes in the needs of older adults. Helping members to maintain their independence and improve their quality of life by meeting or exceeding NHS physical activity guidelines.