New research published in the journal Preventative Medicine in the US has found that those aged over 65 participating in 2-3, 30min sessions of strength training a week will live longer.
This is in addition to the many other well known health benefits including improved balance, maintaining bone density and reducing blood glucose levels.
Is it time you joined our Lift for Life program?
Link to the full news article below
Activempowerment's Stepping On falls prevention group has featured in the latest issue of the Active Over 50's newsletter for the Sydney South West region.
Stepping On is an 8 week falls prevention program aimed at anyone that is at risk of falls.
Exercise for Cancer
The document below outlines which private health insurers provide rebates for individual and group Exercise Physiology services. The rebate percentage can vary depending on your policy so please phone to find out how much you are entitled to claim.
Statistics have been put together by Fitness Australia from our Lift for Life Meadowbank & Marsfield exercise classes. After 16 weeks of strength training upper body strength on average has increased by 108.6%, while lower body strength has increased by 92.9%. Congratulations to all our City of Ryde participants.
Full results can be viewed below.
Activempowerment is once again in partnership with City of Ryde, Northern Sydney Medicare Local (NSML) facilitating Lift for Life exercise classes every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday mornings at Meadowbank & Waterloo Parks 9.30 - 10.30am.
We are also running Gentle Exercise classes for Hornsby council each Mon, Wed & Fri morning from 9.30-10.30am. www.ryde.nsw.gov.au/Whats+On
We are now operating out of Bankstown City YMCA, 184 The River Rd, Revesby.
All our services in Hornsby, Ryde and the inner west will continue as normal.
If you have any family or friends living in the Revesby, Panania or Bankstown area be sure to let them know we are providing Exercise Physiology and general exercise services. We will also be commencing Heartmoves and Diabetes exercise classes at Bankstown City YMCA in April. Any questions or referrals please email - email@example.com
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Lift for Life, Heartmoves & Gentle exercise classes are on break until the week of Jan 26 2015. All other Exercise Physiology services will operate as normal over the break so there are no excuses for keeping active.
Have a safe and merry holiday season from all the team at Activempowerment.
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