Physical activity and exercise can help you stay healthy, energetic and independent as you get older.
Adults aged 65 and over spend on average 10 hours or more each day sitting or lying down. This makes them the most sedentary age group.
They’re paying a high price for their inactivity, with higher rates of falls, obesity, heart disease and early death compared with the general population.
As you get older, it’s even more important that you remain active if you want to stay healthy and maintain your independence. If you don’t stay active, all the things you’ve always enjoyed doing and taken for granted start to become that little bit harder.
You may struggle to pursue simple pleasures, such as playing with the grandchildren, walking to the shops, leisure activities and meeting up with friends. You might start to get aches and pains that you never had before, and have less energy to go out. You may also be more vulnerable to falling.
This can all lead to being less able to look after yourself and do the things you enjoy.
The key question is which activity do you start, if your life has been sedentary thus far. Fitness League exercise is ideal for people of any age group and ability.
Fitness League classes are taught using the Bagot Stack system. They are part exercise, part dance. The Bagot Stack system energises and strengthens the whole body. The unique and holistic system based on yoga, remedial health exercises and movement offers a complete approach to body fitness and mobility. Achieving good posture and balance through exercise and maintaining it in movement and dance is at the core of Bagot Stack. It is an essential ingredient in looking good , being healthy and feeling great.
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