Are you worried that your elderly family members aren’t getting enough exercise during this period of social isolation? It’s a valid concern, we know that regular physical activity is very important for overall health and also in preventing falls in the older person.
A fantastic new website ‘Safe Exercise at Home’ has been launched by leading physiotherapists in this space. These physios are experts in the realm of falls prevention and exercise in the older adult in both the clinical and academic realms.
We love this website as it:
-has 3 different levels that an individual can start from, whether they are a beginner to exercise or usually quite active
-there are videos for suggested exercises and recommendations on where to perform them safely within your home
-great tips for staying motivated, including access to an exercise planner -specific resources for exercising if you have a health problem like a lung disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, etc
-perfect for those that aren’t normally active as level 1 provides great beginner exercises that are easily achieved in your own home
-good alternatives for those who are usually active and are currently unable to leave the house
Remember, safety first
If you have any concerns for safety when exercising the website is not intended to replace healthcare and it is recommended you visit your local Shepparton doctor or Shepparton physiotherapist for tailored advice.
If you have any questions let us know, we’d love to hear form you if you start implementing this within your family!
Endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Physiotherapist Shepparton, GV Sportscare