Strong at any age

Being active on a daily basis has many benefits.

No matter what your age is, try including these exercises in your daily routine.

Physical activity helps you maintain strong muscles and bones, develops and maintains your physical and mental wellbeing, helps your blood pressure, improves cholesterol levels, and reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

And any physical activity is better than none at all.

In fact, just 15 - 30 minutes each morning or night may help keep your body strong, no matter your age.

But if you don’t know where to start, here are four simple exercises you could do every day.

Exercise #1: The Squat

Squats are a great exercise for building strength.  They are practical exercise that help you stay strong for your day-to-day activities

Exercise #2: The Push Up

Push-ups build both your core and upper body strength by working multiple muscles all at the one time.

But they don’t just strengthen your muscles. Done regularly, they can help strengthen your joints and bones, as well as help get your heart rate up.

You can adjust your push up technique based on your fitness level.

Exercise #3: Star Jumps

If you want to get your heart pumping and your blood circulating, then this might be a good exercise for you.

Star jumps will help you to build and maintain good heart and lung health and can help build your bone and muscle strength.

Remember though, star jumps are not for everyone, but if they are suitable for you, they can be a great tool in your exercise toolbox.

Exercise #4: The Lunge

Working on your balance is a key part of any well-rounded exercise routine. The lunge will help you build good balance while activating your core, improving your leg muscles and generally challenging your fitness.

Always exercise within your ability

Remember: whatever exercises you decide to do as part of your daily routine, be sure to choose activities that are within your range of ability. Enjoy.

Connect Health & Community provides a range of exercise and social programs for people of all abilities.  For more information call us on 03) 9575 5333.

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