The percentage of informal caregivers — family and friends — will continue to grow as the percentage of adults over 65 increase. The physical demands that accompany caregiving — particularly related to assisting with mobility — can lead to injury of the care giver. Read more about this topic to learn how you avoid strain on your body if you are a caregiver!
Computers make our work, study and social life flexible. Yet, computer users develop work-related neck pain. If you suffer from “tech neck,” read more about how to prevent and treat this common issue!
Walking is a pursuit in which many people participate to improve their fitness or to battle weight gain. However, a common and painful condition foot known as plantar fasciitis can be a barrier to physical activity. Read this blog post to learn about plantar fasciitis, and how it is both treatable and preventable!
Gardening requires an array of maintenance tools that demand repetitive movements of certain muscles and tendons in the hands, arms, shoulders. Overuse can lead to inflammation and pain known as tennis elbow. Find out about prevention, management and treatment of tennis elbow in this week’s post!
Walking is a whole-body form of exercise when performed at a moderately intense pace, and helps you achieve the recommended activity guidelines for optimal health. Find out about preparing your body for walking and improving your aerobic capacity.
Shovelling is an intense form of exercise, but it can lead to lower back injury if performed improperly. Find out about preventative actions in your control to protect against lower back injury while shovelling.
As people grow older they are at a greater risk of falling. A fall can have an enormous impact on a person’s quality of life including loss of confidence, loss of muscle strength, a decline in the ability to carry out normal activities of daily living with a greater reliance on aged care services. We have developed a simple exercise challenge you can complete in 5 minutes to help your balance and reduce your risk of falls – take a look!
Strong gluteal muscles (buttocks) are critical for optimal balance, walking, running and other activities such as standing up from a chair. Learn how to protect against injury by strengthening weak glutes.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work. Given the importance of work in our lives; it is in our interest to remain as physically fit as possible so we can work as long as possible. Regular exercise is a key to maintaining optimal health in particular older adults who wish to maintain their quality of life and remain in the workforce.
30% of people over the age of 65 will fall at least once a year. These falls can lead to fractured hips, shoulders, and wrists, even an extended stay in hospital and a rehabilitation period. And in the worst cases can be life-threatening. While falls are common, they are not a normal part of ageing. If you are 40 years or older read on for 8 tips to reduce your risk of falling.