Strength, balance and confident mobility in the community
Living well later in life
Feel like you need a bit more strength and energy to help with daily activities? Or maybe you want to improve your balance and feel a bit more confident on your feet so you can keep enjoying social activities and maintain your independence.
Physical activity is important in helping everyone to live independently and well later in life. Worryingly one in three people aged over 65 will experience a fall, which in some instances will result in a hospital admission.
There is now overwhelming evidence that being more active maintains heart health and brain function as well as preventing falls.
What is Strength, Balance and Confident Mobility about?
These classes are generally gentle and designed to ease you into increasing your physical activity level. The goals of the classes are to:
- Build arm and leg muscle strength and flexibility to help with daily tasks
- Improve balance to reduce the risk of falls
- Increase fitness so that walking outside and crossing the road is easier
Led by a Physiotherapist who is expert in older peoples’ health, this class runs over six weeks.
Classes are 45 to 50 minutes long and begin with five minutes of light warm up and end with 5 minutes of cool down activities. Class size is kept small with a maximum of six to eight people so that everyone gets the individual attention they need. There is always an opportunity to sit and exercise in a chair if you prefer.
Physical activity may not reverse wrinkles but it can certainly help you recover a sense of wellbeing, feel younger and more confident!