It is important for everybody young and old to do a minimum of 30 minutes of aerobic exercise daily click on the above link to see why and how.
If you haven’t heard about Chi running, check here. It will revolutionise your running form.
Run Kids Start ’em young!
Quitgroup This is a great resource if you are thinking about quitting smoking. Here’s the number for quitline: 0800 778 778. If you want support and advice, come to the clinic. We can help and even organise nicotine patches and gum. It might be hard, but not impossible. Do youself, your wallet and your family a favour and think about packing in those smokes.
Habitatwork Do you get pain at work? Not sure how to set up your work station? Want to reduce risk of injury at work for your staff? Check out this great resource sponsored by ACC.
Arthritis Society “Arthritis affects over half a million New Zealanders and is one of the biggest causes of disability in this country and yet is still not considered a national health priority.” It is about time it was. Physiotherapists can help with management of arthritis.
Osteoporosis Society Did you know that osteoporosis affects more that half of women and nearly a third of men over the age of 60? For these reasons, osteoporosis is often referred to as the “silent epidemic”.
Here are some key facts about osteoporosis:
- Osteoporosis can be prevented.
- 56% of women and 29% of men will suffer a fracture after the age of 60 because of osteoporosis.
- Nearly 20% of people with hip fractures die from fracture-related complications within a year.
- Young people can suffer from osteoporosis too.
- The estimated cost to New Zealand is $1.1billion each year.
Being physically active keeps you healthy and is vital to keep your muscles and bones strong. Exercise helps maintain bone density and strengthens muscles in your legs, which helps you maintain your balance and prevents falls.
A physiotherapist can assist and guide you to perform the right kind of exercise. We can even write you a tailored exercise program.