According to the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines, to achieve health benefits and improve functional abilities, adults aged 55 years and older should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity per week, in bouts of 10 minutes or more. It is also beneficial to add muscle and bone strengthening activities using major muscle groups, at least 2 days per week. Those with poor mobility should perform activities to enhance balance and prevent falls.
As you grow older, an active lifestyle is more important than ever. Regular exercise can help boost energy, maintain your independence, and manage symptoms of illness or pain. Exercise can even reverse some of the symptoms of aging. And not only is exercise good for your body, it’s also good for your mind, mood, and memory.
There are four building blocks to senior fitness:
If you are 55 or older and are interested in participating in these free classes or have questions, please call Rhonda at (705) 569-2636 after 6:00 p.m. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and running shoes and bring a yoga mat if you have one available.
These free classes are being made possible with funding from the NE Local Health Integration Network.
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