Here is a workout, working our whole body with some balance, reaction time and some stretching work also.
We get straight into the exercises today. Make sure you do either the seated or standing warm-up before beginning.
With good strength, EVERYTHING we do is much easier!
Life is much easier!
When you undertake strength training (aka resistance training), in whatever form - (for example with weights, resistance bands or just doing bodyweight exercises), and do it properly, you WILL get stronger, regardless your age!
In this guide, I'll show you exactly how to get stronger, and show just how simple it can be, even in the comfort of your own home.
Collagen is the most abundant protein found in mammals, making up for 25% to 35% of the whole-body protein content.
When we're young, our body naturally produces collagen. However, from our twenties and beyond, our collagen production slows, and our cell structures weaken.
Eating more collagen has been shown to help aid collagen production, leading to many health benefits.
Flexibility is an essential component of good health and fitness, and is especially important for seniors.
I don’t mean the kind of flexibility of being able to do the splits, or turning oneself into a human-like-pretzel.
I mean being unrestricted in your movements, being able to move all your joints as they should be moved and getting about easily in your day-to-day life, without feeling the painful niggles that comes with tight muscles and inflexible joints.
In this article, we are going to be covering everything you need to know about regaining flexibility after 60. Read it all, learn it all, put in the effort by doing it all, stay consistent and watch yourself become more flexible. Just like your younger days!
Enjoy the guide and the journey to a flexible you!
This recipe is an absolute favourite of mine for those times when I am trying really hard to be healthy but have a chocolate craving. I reckon they are a great substitute for chocolate, in fact, I think I prefer them to chocolate. They are sweet and chocolately, rich and filling BUT they are healthy- full of good fats, and protein and healthy vitamins and mineral antioxidants.
Get moving with this 25-minute workout for seniors which works your whole body.
There is a quick break halfway through this video. If you need to have a break, pause the video before you get back into it. As you continue with these workouts, you will be feeling less of a need for a break.
In today's video, I show you how to do 5 important balance exercises which progress in difficulty.
I know everyone who sees this video will have different capabilities, so to accommodate for this, if they are too easy, I show ways to make these exercises more challenging.
Now, on the other hand, some of the exercises may be too challenging...You may look at them and say to yourself "there is no way I can do that, it's too hard!".
But, throw that thought out if you have it! You can do it, just not yet!
After getting a heap of emails, after my last newsletter and workout videos, with many of you saying you aren't confident doing exercises on the floor (in fear of not being able to get back up).
I've decided to create this video on how to get up off the floor. This is so you all know how to get up off the floor safely and in the most efficient way possible in case you need to (I.E you've fallen). Watch the video below.
Falls are NOT a normal part of ageing! They CAN be prevented!
Over my years working as a Physiotherapist specialising in seniors' health I have presented numerous times on falls prevention.
With falls being a huge problem facing everyone over the age of 65, I feel it's important to write this guide and get everything I know about preventing falls out to more seniors and do my bit in ending this problem.