One of the most important things in life is to stay active.  It is well known that regular exercise is good for your physical and mental well being and the good news is that there are so many different ways to get some physical activity



Hold one ear and stand on one leg is a good way to enhance your balance, co-ordination and prevent falls. A round of golf with mates, swimming and cycling make up some of the 20 fitness tips for older men put together by Exercise Right, a campaign produced by Exercise and Sports Science Australia.  Regular physical activity can help improve sleep, mood and overall well being, check with your GP and get moving today!



Lower back problems are one of the most common ailments for Aussies with around 8 in 10 experiencing some type of back pain in their lifetime.  One way to minimise or prevent the onset of back problems, particularly if you regularly help lift or move someone,  is by strengthening your core stomach muscles.  Bird Dogs, Planks and Bridges are a few starter moves to try. 



Routine can be an important part of caring for someone so what type of activities do you do to keep your mind active outside of your 'normal' daily jobs?  Playing video games, regular exercise and a good nights sleep can all help keep your mind sharp and improve your energy levels.  Finding ways to challenge your focus and concentration is good for your overall health and can help you keep on top of all your caring responsibilities.   



How much of your day do you spend sitting?  The digital age has well and truly changed our lifestyles and some pandemic restrictions have forced many to stay indoors making it even harder to move our bodies.  'Movement Snacks' or incidental exercise is one way to combat the damage done through too much time spent sitting.  Small changes to the way you do 'normal' daily tasks can help build healthy habits to move more, more often.



Your immune system's job is to defend against illness and disease so it's important to look at ways of keeping your defences running well. Washing hands regularly and physical distancing are an effective first layer of protection which along with a healthy diet, good quality sleep and regular physical activity can help reduce the impact and duration of any illness.

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