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Working to your best

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.

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How to reduce the risk of falls

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.

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Run for your life!

Running is an excellent form of aerobic exercise, and when done on a regular a basis can have enormous health benefits.  You may already be a regular runner.
Or like many people, you have never considered running as an option and even be terrified by the thought. We provide helpful advice on how you can start or restart a regular running or walking regime. Even if you are already a regular runner, there are tips for you too.

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Get Ready to Swim!

Swimming is a wonderful non-weight bearing exercise for whole body fitness. Despite the obvious benefits, many people do not swim on a regular basis, in part because of practical issues. Be encouraged that there are ways to become a regular swimmer and it may not be far out of reach.

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Keeping the legs functionally fit

There are many exercise choices for strengthening the lower limb for training or in rehabilitation after injury. Some however are more functional than others and in the long term can be very beneficial. Read more to find out the differences between strengthening the legs with different types of exercises.

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Life behind (handle)bars

The benefits of cycling are numerous. Many people want to cycle but aren’t sure how to start. The following blog provides suggestions on how to engage in a targeted and regular training regime to help you become a stronger, more confident, life-long cyclist. We provide a structured exercise program specific to cycling — especially for beginners or those who have taken a hiatus from past cycling activity, although, even experienced riders will relate!

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Cycle ready

Cycling activity (indoor and outdoor) has increased markedly over the last 6 months worldwide as offices, businesses, and schools closed to help slow the spread of the COVID-19. There are many health advantages to cycling. Read more for advice and tips on how to get the best out of cycling whether you are a novice or more experienced cyclist.

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Why are abdominals so important?

The abdominals which are primary core muscles, are important to keep strong if you wish to move well, and stay confident in your ability to keep active.  They play key roles in protecting and stabilising the structures in our back, and performing even simple tasks such as rising from a chair, turning while lying in bed, or getting up from sitting on the floor. It is very important to keep your abdominal muscles strong and protect from back injury. Keep reading for advice about how to do this.

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