“Age UK in conjunction with Bannatynes, David Lloyd Leisure Ltd, LA fitness and Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing Centre’s (including Greens Health and Fitness) present Age UK’s Gym Open Day on 10 July 2012.
Go along to your local participating gym to gain free access for the day. Attend a class, take a dip in the pool or take a tour and learn more about the benefits of physical activity.”
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50 and older is a great time to start a daily exercise routine. The immediate benefits of exercise include relaxation, stress and anxiety reduction, and enhanced mood.
Long-term benefits include
- weight loss
- increased strength
- balance increases
- improved mental health
- motor control benefits
The Chief Medical Officer’s current recommendation is that 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise be taken at least 5 times a week.
Supervised exercise can help people suffering from asthma, osteoporosis, arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, hypertension and stable angina to name just a few age-related conditions.