Keeping Fit

Keeping active from your own home

Even though the weather is improving and spring is definitely on its way, we recognise that there are many of us who are less able to get out and about and are therefore not as active as they would like to be. It is a well-known fact that just 20minutes walking/strolling in the fresh air each day is very beneficial towards a healthy lifestyle and aids a better night’s sleep. There are also other options on offer that provide guidance and advice on keeping active within your own home. The Plymouth u3a Committee invite their members to take the opportunity to do this by referring to the following websites.

At NHS Fitness Studio you’ll find lots of different exercise videos. There’s a wake up workout, belly dancing, couch to 5k and beginners aerobics. Also strength and resistance classes with no equipment needed, Pilates and yoga with specific options for those with back or knee problems, arthritis and osteoporosis, and a seated yoga workout. Why not give it a try?

Alternatively, try a simple ballet exercise class aimed at the over 50’s, at Ballet Based Movement. Susan Jacobson demonstrates simple moves with her Mother Elizabeth who is in her mid 70’s.

Sport England with Join the Movement has advice and video classes for all age groups and for less able people. Tips and guidance on how to keep/get active in and around your home with a section for older people.

We’ll get back to a fitter, leaner u3a in no time!