Keeping your mind and body active

Like most people, you’ve probably heard that physical activity and exercise are good for you. In fact, being physically active on a regular basis is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself. Studies have shown that exercise provides many health benefits and that older adults can gain a lot by staying physically active. Even moderate exercise and physical activity can improve the health of people who are frail or who have diseases that accompany the ageing process.

Being physically active can also help you stay strong and fit enough to keep doing the things you like to do as you get older. Making exercise and physical activity a regular part of your life can improve your health and help you maintain your independence as you age.

(source: NIH Senior Health)

So no matter what your age you CAN Exercise, even if it’s your daily dog walks, bike ride, Pilates, Gym session, try your hand at Yoga, there is no rule that you hit a certain age and you must STOP !!!

A lot of the work i have been doing recently through my study and other things has been about the benefits of exercising as we age and how exercising can help combat or help ease painful conditions that we might have.

Nutrition is a big area too that i can help and advise you especially as our bodies change and our metabolism changes too.

Manage Stress Manage Mood:

Regular, moderate physical activity can help manage stress and improve your mood. And, being active on a regular basis may help reduce feelings of depression. Studies also suggest that exercise can improve or maintain some aspects of cognitive function, such as your ability to shift quickly between tasks, plan an activity, and ignore irrelevant information.

((source: NIH Senior Health)

VIVA PILATES CURRENT CLASS TIMETABLE

MONDAY

1pm Viva Pilates – Orsett Church (1hr)

7.15pm Viva Pilates – St John’s Hall, Victoria Avenue, Grays (1hr)

WEDNESDAY

7.15pm Viva Pilates – Orsett Church (1hr)

THURSDAY

12pm Viva Diva Club (55+ movement class) – Orsett Church (1hr)

SATURDAY

9am Viva Power Pilates – Woodside School, Grays (1hr)

All classes need to be booked in advance : http://www.vivapilates.co.uk/viva-pilates-timetable/