UncategorizedHow Your Seniors and Aged Can Access Active Physiotherapy Services For Life.

April 18, 20150

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There is strong empirical evidence that active seniors and physically fit aged ones tend to grow gracefully and free of chronic diseases like diabetes, arthritis, cancer, hypertension, joint pains and Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia.

 

Many adults aged 65 and over spend on average 10 hours or more each day sitting or lying down, making them the most sedentary age group.

They’re paying a high price for their inactivity, with higher rates of falls, obesity, heart disease and early death compared with the general population.

As you get older, it becomes even more important to you remain active if you want to stay healthy and maintain your independence.

How much physical activity do older adults aged 65 and over need to do to keep healthy?

To stay healthy or to improve health, older adults need to do two types of physical activity each week: aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity.

Older adults aged 65 or older, who are generally fit and have no health conditions that limit their mobility, should try to be active daily and should do:

  • At least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as cycling or fast walking every week, and
  • Muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms).         
  • 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity such as running or a game of singles tennis every week, and
  • muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms).

  • An equivalent mix of moderate and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity every week (for example two 30-minute runs plus 30 minutes of fast walking), and
  • muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms).

A rule of thumb is that 1 minute of vigorous-intensity activity is about the same as 2 minutes of moderate-intensity activity.

You should also try to break up long periods of sitting with light activity as sedentary behaviour is now considered an independent risk factor for ill health, no matter how much exercise you do.

Older adults at risk of falls, such as people with weak legs, poor balance and some medical conditions, should do exercises to improve balance and co-ordination on at least two days a week.

As Reviewed by NHSUK : Physical Activity Guidelines For Older Adults.
At Ageless Physiotherapy Clinic, we know that exercise is always good for people of any age. We also know that exercise especially tailored towards the aged and seniors can make them stronger, prevent bone loss, improve balance, coordination and gait, lift their mood, boost their memory, and ease the symptoms of many chronic diseases.
Your folks could sign into highly frequent visits for those with severe pains and movement dysfunction or mild schedule for those looking for recreation exercise. They will all have access to range of fitness exercises, physiotherapy equipment and various exotic therapies like Heat Therapy, Massage Therapy, Electrotherapy, and Recreational Therapy.
Don’t leave your aged ones at home; bring them along to access our Year Long Active Physio Program for seniors at a hugely discounted price.
For families residing out of Lagos, you could access our accommodation facilities for a short or long stay.
Our rooms are fitted with airbed, flat HD TV screen, Cable Stations, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioner and fridge, en-suite and shared bathrooms depending on your choice.
For clients with children and family overseas wishing to pay their loved ones bills while using our facilities could pay directly into our domiciliary accounts thereby ensuring a continuous and consistent flow of therapy.

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Remember our 80% discount for seniors and aged EVERY SATURDAY is still in place till the end of the year.
What are you waiting for? Make that important call now to sign them into our:
Year Long Active Physio Program for Seniors and make them Fit for Life.
At Ageless Physiotherapy Clinic, we minimize your pain while maximizing your mobility.

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