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While it may feel that way, research and many inspiring examples show that you are never too old to start exercising. Even if you’ve never worked out before, your body has the same ability to build muscle mass as a world-class athlete! But this doesn’t mean you should start with a marathon. What’s important is…Read more ->
On April 10th, Jordan Burns is running the Brighton Marathon for the British Heart Foundation. A trainer and director of Fit For Good, Jordan has chosen this charity as his grandad passed away from a heart attack in 2003 and many close to him have been or know someone who has been affected by heart conditions and diseases. The…Read more ->
You may be exercising regularly and reaping the benefits, but it’s still important to keep safety in mind – and this is even more important if you haven’t been exercising in a while. Here are a few safety tips, both for yourself, and to pass on to others who may be starting an exercise programme:…Read more ->
Citizens Online is helping digitally-excluded people access the internet through one to one support with trusted digital champions. At the moment, because of Covid-19 restrictions, they are supporting digitally excluded people remotely over the phone. The organisation promotes digital inclusion: ensuring the benefits of the internet and digital technologies are available to everyone. This includes…Read more ->
Many Fit For Good exercises are aimed at building strength and general fitness, but the most important exercises for older adults are those which improve balance. Falls and fractures are one of the most common and serious health issues for people over 65, as this age group has the highest risk of falling. Around half…Read more ->
Standing Hip Extension, to strengthen your gluteal muscles (the three muscles which make up the buttocks) Prolonged sitting tightens the hip flexor muscles and weakens the hamstrings. To counteract this, you need to open the hips with hip extension moves. Hip extension involves some of our strongest muscles – the gluteal muscles and hamstrings. These…Read more ->
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…Read more ->
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…Read more ->
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…Read more ->
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 again Repeat ten times once or twice…Read more ->
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