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Maintaining an active lifestyle is crucial for our physical and mental wellbeing, especially as we age. In Pontypridd, there are many creative and enjoyable ways for those over 60s to stay active and have fun at the same time. Here are five exciting exercise options to keep you active and healthy.
Nordic Walking is a low-impact exercise that combines walking with the use of specially designed poles. This form of exercise engages the upper body muscles, providing a full-body workout that can improve cardiovascular health, strength, and flexibility.
“Did you know that Nordic Walking is actually less tiring than normal walking, yet can provide even greater health benefits? This low-impact exercise can increase your heart rate by up to 13%, allowing you to receive greater cardiovascular benefits with less effort.” Emma, Home Instead.
Nordic Walking is ideal for those who enjoy being outdoors and want to experience the beautiful scenery that Pontypridd has to offer.
Chair Yoga is a gentle form of exercise that involves performing yoga poses while seated in a chair or using a chair for support. This form of exercise can improve flexibility, strength, and balance, and reduce stress levels. Chair Yoga is ideal for those who have limited mobility or find traditional yoga too challenging.
Love Vegan Live Yoga is a great option for those interested in trying Chair Yoga. The studio offers Chair Yoga classes specifically designed for older adults, providing a gentle form of exercise that improves flexibility, strength, and balance, and reduces stress levels. – Amy, Home Instead*
Walking Football is a modified version of traditional football, where the rules are adjusted to suit the needs of older adults. The game involves walking instead of running, making it a low-impact form of exercise that can improve cardiovascular health and promote socialisation. Walking Football is an excellent option for those who want to stay active while having fun and making new friends.
For women interested in joining a Walking Football Club, check out the Walking Sportswebsite for more information. They have a Women’s Walking Football Club located in Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff.
Zumba Gold is a dance-based workout that incorporates movements from salsa, samba, and other Latin dances. This fun and energetic form of exercise is tailored specifically for older adults and can improve balance, coordination, cardiovascular health, and overall wellbeing. Zumba Gold is an excellent option for those who enjoy music and dancing.
“For those interested in trying Zumba Gold, the Newtown Llantwit Community Centre is a great place to start. The centre offers Zumba Gold classes specifically designed for older adults, providing a fun and energetic workout that improves balance, coordination, cardiovascular health, and overall wellbeing.” – Chloe, Home Instead
Aqua Aerobics is a low-impact exercise that takes place in a swimming pool. This form of exercise can improve cardiovascular health, strength, and flexibility, all while being gentle on the joints. Aqua Aerobics is an excellent option for those who enjoy being in the water and want to try something new.
One excellent place to try Aqua Aerobics is at the Lido Ponty, a local outdoor pool that offers a range of water-based activities for all ages. Aqua Aerobics classes at Lido Ponty are designed to improve cardiovascular health, strength, and flexibility, all while being gentle on the joints. Lido Ponty is an excellent option for those who want to stay active while enjoying the outdoors and taking advantage of the beautiful facilities that Pontypridd has to offer.
At Home Instead Cowbridge and Pontypridd, we understand the importance of staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle as we age. Our specialised home care services are designed to support and enhance the lives of older adults, helping them to maintain their independence and wellbeing.
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