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Top Tips on Active Exercising

shapemaster power assisted exercise Top tips on active exercising for the over 55s. A recent study conducted by Oslo University Hospital highlighted that the chances of a middle-aged person being at risk of a stroke is halved if they exercise. This demonstrates that it is never too late for someone to improve their fitness and become more active. Recent research carried out by Public Health England also found that there had been a 20% drop in exercise levels since the 1960s. More alarmingly, statistics show that 41% of people aged 40-60 don't even participate in a short brisk walk once a month. Research published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine discussed the fact that thinking and memory skills are enhanced for people over 50 who take part in some formn of aerobic or resistance exercise on a regular basis. Below are some useful tips for older adults who are thinking of becoming more active. #01 #02 #03 #04 #01 Take it Slow Take it easier to begin with and start with a brisk walk, light jog or gentle cycle. As you become more active and your muscles become stronger, you can start to up the amount of exercise you do. #02 Swimming This is a low-impact exercise and helps with burning calories and muscle stimulation. This activity is also gentle on the joints through the creation of a weightless environment from the pool. #03 Hidden Ways to Work Out There are many hidden and simple ways in which people can exercise. This includes using the stairs as an alternative to using escalators. Studies show that people who carry out manual housework often burn more calories than people going to the gym. Cutting the grass with a lawnmower will provide an upper body workout. Hanging out the washing or doing the ironing can help tone your arms too. #04 Social Exercising Exercising with friends or family members can be a useful way to motivate each other to get more active and fit. For example, instead of arranging to meet someone for a coffee, go for a brisk walk instead. Better still, joining a gym with specialist equipment for the over 55s is a great way to socialise and keep fit. Specialist exercise equipment can help you to become fitter, stronger and healthier. Shapemaster offer an extensive range of exercise equipment for older adults, which helps support people to become more active in later life. For full details about the exercise equipment for older adults, please visit shapemaster T| 01484 667 474 El power assisted exercise Shapemaster Global Ltd 3 Queens Square Business Park, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 6QZ

Top Tips on Active Exercising

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