October 8, 2011 1 Comment
I am starting up a new exercise class to take place in beautiful Farnham Park, exclusively for the over 50s . The class will combine a brisk walk with some resistance work using dynabands or body weight. A chance to get some fresh air, meet some new people and do some exercise.
This is a class for all levels of fitness – each exercise will have an adaptation for you.
- Where: Meet in Farnham Park outside the cafe by Farnham Park Golf Club. Enter Farnham Park from Folly Hill (A287), car parking is free.
- Date: Fridays at 11am
- What to wear: Loose comfortable clothing with either trainers, plimsolls or soft soled shoes.
- Cost: £5 per session per person
For more information please call 07785 747669 and ask for Helen. No need to book, just turn up and join us!
What will happen during the session?
Each session will consist of a warm-up, a main programme of cardiovascular and resistance work and a cool down period including stretches to ensure safe exercise and to avoid injuries. This class will last approximately one hour.
Why should I exercise?
According to NHS Online:
““Older adults should aim to be active daily”, a factsheet published by the Department of Health explains. “Over a week, activity should add up to at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity in bouts of 10 minutes or more” and “older adults should minimise the amount of time spent being sedentary for extended periods.””
Done properly, safely, and consistently, exercise has been show to slow and even reverse age-related disease. A study of 3,000 people aged 70-80 entitled “Do muscle mass, muscle density, strength and physical function similarly influence risk of hospitilization in older adults?” found weak strength poor function and low muscle density were associated with a greater risk of hospitalisation.
There’s no joining fee or obligation to sign up for sessions, so come and join us on Friday. Looking forward to meeting you!
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