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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Is staying mobile a key to aging well?

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  • Gaby Wolf

    Exercise Physiologist

    As an Exercise Physiologist, I specialise in improving the balance, mobility and quality of life of older adults through specific falls prevention exercises. I am … View Profile

    Yes, it is the most important thing you can do as you get older and for so many reasons.
    Exercise maintains your quality of life. The more mobile you are, the more likely you are to leave your house and the more social you will be.
    Being mobile as you age is essential in preventing osteoporosis, which results in the bones losing its density and becoming fragile. Weight-bearing exercises, such as sit-to-stands, knee raises, hip extension, should be part of your daily routine.
    It may be worth speaking to an exercise physiologist to write you a program of simple exercises to help maintain your mobility, strength and balance. 

  • Dr. Melinda Ricci has a passion for optimizing health and preventing injury. Success Chiropractic has a Pediatric treatment facility, remedial massage, yoga and pilates classes … View Profile

    I agree with Gaby, but would also like to add that there are many benefits to joining into group classes too! Adding a social aspect to exercise helps make it more enjoyable and also benefits ones overall mental health in relation to ageing. Most local councils have programs specifically designed for seniors and they are often free of charge; so jump onto your council's website and have a look what is on offer in your area.

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