My AgeFit provides expert advice on how to improve and optimize health, well-being, cognition, and ultimately, independence, at all stages of life. We target people 40 years plus, provide advice on the most appropriate exercise to move better and live better cutting through the overwhelming information available online. We give age-appropriate advice for everyday people that is based on clinical evidence and significant research tailored to suit your age and lifestyle.
So, who are we? We are Deborah and Sandra Hunter and we are the founders of My AgeFit. Sandra is a Professor of exercise physiology and Director of the Neuromuscular Physiology of Movement laboratory at Marquette University, Wisconsin in the United States. Deborah is the CEO and principal physiotherapist of her own award-winning physiotherapy practice in Australia.
We know that as we and people age, physical function deteriorates, almost always leading to a decreased quality of life, a reduced ability to perform our daily physical tasks, and even a significant loss of independence. Decreased activity and increased sedentary time – in part due to increased use of technology and job automation – also increases the risk of disease, including obesity, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and even premature death. Globally, the general population is ageing, and for most of us, we are expected to work longer, retire later, and at the same time we quite fervently want to maintain our independence.
We both have a passion to optimize health and physical performance as we age. Deborah, a physiotherapist, has become increasingly frustrated at seeing patients who are losing or have lost their independence, and Sandra’s research has clearly identified the benefits of exercise in helping people age better. However, most online information is designed for young, fit adults and doesn’t really consider the needs of those of us who are more mature and may be working around pre-existing injuries or conditions that require us to modify our exercise regimes. We don’t accept that age is a barrier to exercise, and certainly not a barrier to being the best you can be. Consequently, we offer advice and expertise on how exercise can optimize your physical and emotional health and wellbeing.
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The Founders of My AgeFit
Deborah and Sandra Hunter