During isolation, it is extremely important the elderly try and engage in some form of exercise for the benefits it brings to their quality of life. Do not underestimate this!
Of course, the elderly must be in isolation during this time. This means that their usual trip to the shops everyday won’t be happening. If we look at the bigger picture, not having this form of activity in the lives could have a hugely detrimental impact on their overall health and their wellbeing.
SPC has been visiting a local carehome to conduct exercise sessions for the past 3 years! Here, Nathan Da Costa (SPC Head Coach) brings you a simple routine that they can follow from the comfort on their living room.
Older adults should do some type of physical activity every day. Any type of activity is good for you. The more you do the better.
- aim to be physically active every day. Any activity is better than none. The more you do the better, even if it’s just light activity
- do activities that improve strength, balance and flexibility on at least 2 days a week
- do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity a week or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity if you are already active, or a combination of both
- reduce time spent sitting or lying down and break up long periods of not moving with some activity
If you’re able to be in contact with your elderly relatives, show them this video and help guide them through it. You may have to do this through the window!
If you would like any further advice on how to keep the elderly exercising whilst in isolation, please contact us here.
Stay active. Stay safe. Stay at home.
SPC is still open!
Our indoor SPC facility is currently closed due to the lockdown restrictions implemented in England.
However, SPC are committed to the continued health and wellbeing of our members and are currently offering personal training services using our outdoor facility only in line with recommended government guidelines regarding Covid-19.
All group training sessions will be held online until we are able to resume back at the SPC facility on March 29th using our outdoor gym space.