Exercise Right Week, coming up on 21-27 May 2018, is all about inspiring everyday Australians to share their motivation to move and highlight how exercise has improved their life and enhanced their future.
Exercise Right Week, coming up on 21-27 May 2018, is all about inspiring everyday Australians to share their motivation to move and highlight how exercise has improved their life and enhanced their future. Ruth Samer, Founder and CEO of care service, Care For Family, says “To prevent certain types of illnesses, it’s key for seniors to ensure that they are staying strong and active as they age and maintain a healthy diet.” Ruth has shared some tips, below, on the interesting and enjoyable ways you can keep fit and healthy as you age.
A great way to ensure you are getting the best nutrients is to fill your plate up with colourful fruits and vegetables throughout the day as they contain many naturally occurring plant pigments and vitamins that are great for you, such as:[ii]
The definition of a healthy and nutritious diet shifts as you age, due to the fact our metabolism slows down and therefore we should be consuming fewer calories[iii]. Portion control is the best way to ensure that we can stay healthy but continue to enjoy delicious food as we get older.
One of the simplest exercises you can do to stay active is walking regularly and there are some great ways to make this activity more exciting and enjoyable. Depending on where you are in Australia, there are some scenic walking routes to explore such as the Bondi to Coogee walk in Sydney, the Royal Park walk in Melbourne or the Brisbane Riverwalk from Brisbane to New Farm.
You may also like to get a group of friends or family together to take part in some fantastic charity walks that take place in Australia such as Memory Walk & Jog to raise funds for dementia or The Bloody Long Walk to raise funds for mitochondrial disease.