Start now so you can be fit forever

As you get older, does it seem as though the number of things going wrong in your body increases, like the growing forest of candles on your birthday cake? Flinders University Sport and Fitness has a solution to helper older people maintain good fitness and optimal health.

Research shows that for every 10 years beyond the age of 30, people lose between 3% and 5% of the muscle mass they naturally carry, which in turn leads to ongoing loss of muscle function. However, it’s not all gloom and doom. Regardless of how long its been since you exercised, it’s not too late to begin turning things around – and the sooner it changes, the better.

Weight bearing activities, including muscle strength are important for balance, bone health – osteoporosis is not simply a female, or old person disease – and importantly every day activities. Nobody likes to be sick or injured, and this is something simple you can do to help prevent both! Strength workouts, done regularly, have also demonstrated positive effects in management of blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels, as well as prevention and control of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Flinders University Sport and Fitness runs twice-weekly group fitness classes called Fit Forever. Designed for people near or over their 40th birthday, it’s a circuit-style training that gets you moving by incorporating both cardio and strength exercises. It’s the ideal way to build strength, get fit and manage your health.

Fit Forever Classes – which are held at 5.15pm on Tuesday and Thursday – are one hour in duration, and cost $5 per casual visit, or FREE with your membership – and staff memberships start from $16.50 per fortnight. For more details, visit the website.
Bookings are essential to ensure Covid-19 compliance and your safety, and can be done online.

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