For the Active
In the excitement of coming out of the Coronavirus lockdown and preparing for your next holiday adventure there is one aspect of traveling that is often overlooked – getting your body fit to travel. Most of your planning and preparation will centre around planning your itinerary, deciding what to pack and ensuring you have the right equipment. How should you prepare your body for an extended trip?
A good night’s sleep is a precious thing – because for many of us it is rare. The average adult needs approximately 7- 8 hrs sleep each night, but many are falling short of this. A good sleep is essential for you to wake up feeling rested and refreshed and ready to face the day. Here are some tips for sleep:
Walking is the perfect remedy for improving your health and happiness. For most of us, it is as simple as putting on a comfortable pair of shoes and opening the front door. Why is walking the best exercise? Because you can go anytime, anywhere without any special equipment and because you can start slowly and build at your own pace. Walking is gentle on your joints and best of all it is free and permitted during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Anyone can be at risk of having a fall, but falls can be more serious in older adults since they're more likely to be injured. Falls are common in older people and are a leading reason for them being admitted to hospital or a nursing home. Research has shown that older people who take part in regular strength and balance training are less likely to have a fall.