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Exercise for the elderly

Posted on November 20th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele   The benefits of staying physically active throughout our lives are numerous. It prolongs physical independence, reduces aging, prevents the risk of diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, it keeps bones and muscles strong, it also keeps your heart and pulmonary system healthy. As we age our bodies under go slow deterioration. […]

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Osteoporosis

Posted on November 13th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele Osteoporosis is the term used to describe porous bones. It is a chronic medical condition that affects the bones of the body. The condition is such that the bones of the body become brittle as their micro-structure is altered. Our bones are living tissue and so from the moment we are born […]

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The Benefits of Exercise

Posted on October 23rd, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele We all have different motivators in life and the same can be said for the reasons behind why we exercise. According to data collected from Exercise Right Week 2016’s survey – out of over 8800 participants, 63.5% exercised with the main motivation being ‘to lose weight’ and ‘to get fitter’. Only 31% […]

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This one is for the oldies out there! Just a few minutes of low intensity exercise can help you lower your death risk!

Posted on March 19th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


The importance of exercises for older adults By Xavier Mc CreanorHow physically active are you? Some might answer “I am to busy to fit in a exercise session”. Others might say that “I am to old to do exercises”.  The recommended guidelines for exercise for older adults are at least 150 minutes a week of moderate […]

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The Power is in the Plate

Posted on September 4th, 2017 by Andries Lodder


There’s been a craze in the fitness world in the last decade- Power Plate. This is exercise equipment in the form of a vibrating platform. There is a vibrating base which may vibrate upwards and downwards, close to 1 to 2 millimetres, 25 to 50 times per second.Although Power Plate is already being used by […]

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What’s Your Excuse?

Posted on November 21st, 2016 by Andries Lodder


Are you a couch potato? Do you think you are too old to start something new? Are you afraid or do you think it’s just going to be too difficult? Here’s a video clip I compiled of the over 75’s putting us all to shame!What’s your excuse not to do something?

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