exercise helps balance

A chair or countertop is needed for this balance improver: Stand up straight, pulling in your abdominal muscles.  Slowly lift one leg out in front of you Then move the leg out to the side And then slowly out behind you, without leaning forward Repeat five times, then try the same thing on the other…

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Falling

The facts are that people aged 65 and older have the highest risk of falling, with 30% of people older than 65 and 50% of people older than 80 falling at least once a year. Falling has a high human cost – distress, pain, injury, loss of confidence, loss of independence and even mortality. According…

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Back pain is a common problem, usually caused by a simple muscular strain, which affects four out of five of us at some point. It’s often caused by a simple muscle, tendon or ligament strain and not usually by a serious problem. WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP MYSELF? There are several ways you can help…

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muscle strength

Staying with our balance theme this month, this is an excellent exercise to strengthen muscles which help you stay upright – and it can be done almost anywhere. Stand holding the back of a chair, a sofa or a countertop Lift up onto your tip toes, hold for a few seconds then go back done…

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scales

Why is it so much harder to stay slim as we age? New research from Sweden published in Nature magazine, has shown that lipid turnover in the fat tissue decreases during ageing and makes it easier to gain weight.  In the study, scientists studying the fat cells in 54 men and women over an average period of…

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Rob Dale Fit For Good trainer in Pulborough

Welcome to Rob Dale, a highly qualified personal trainer, who will be taking over the Monday Fit For Good sessions. Hannah Stoner will continue to train on Fridays and will also be training at a new Fit For Good location (to be announced soon). Rob, who lives with his family in Pulborough, was a physical training instructor…

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‘Rock the Boat’ is a simple exercise that requires no equipment, although you can use a balance for support. Begin by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, with even weight on each side, then raise your arms out to the side for balance. Stand up straight, shoulders back, head looking forward. Raise one foot off the ground,…

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Setting yourself measurable fitness goals will help keep you motivated – and sharing them with the Fit For Good team will help us to help you achieve them. Rather than weight loss, focus on improving your general fitness. This is likely to prove more satisfying and ultimately more successful.  The NHS guidelines for physical activity for…

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According to Diabetes UK, three in five cases of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by improving your diet and becoming more physically active. Blood sugar levels can be lowered with around 2.5 hours of activity a week. Activities could include any of the following, as long as you get out of breath: fast walking…

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To help improve your balance, try walking in a straight line, one foot in front of the other with your arms outstretched. Then try it backwards. Once you are confident doing this, you can try it while looking side to side. Please let us know how you get on!

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