Exercise for Seniors: Why It’s Important Staying physically active is important for people of all ages and fitness levels. The benefits that come with exercise are endless—as we get older, these benefits only continue to grow. While the body ages, it also becomes more susceptible to a range of health issues. By adopting an exercise routine, you can help to curb your risk of developing health problems such as heart disease, type two diabetes and
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JOHN TONZING John has been with Active Once since 2017, he first met our Exercise Physiologists when he was attending Cardiac Rehab at Peninsula Health. During stage 3 lockdown John took advantage of our smaller exercise groups and attended twice/week with fellow members.  He found this a great way to maintain his strength and fitness as he knew he wouldn’t have been able to do it at home by himself.  During stage 4 John has
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EXERCISE AND MENOPAUSE Menopause is the cessation of a woman’s menstrual cycle and typically occurs between 45 and 55 years of age. As women age, oestrogen and progesterone levels reduce and ovarian function begins to diminish, which affects the menstrual cycle. During menopause, women may suffer from a wide range of symptoms including disturbed sleep, hot flushes, headaches and mood swings. They are also more susceptible to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis (low bone density) is linked to
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ALAN COVENTRY Alan has been with Active One for over 10 years.  He was referred by his GP for management of T2DM and osteoarthritis.  Alan has a condition which is called diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) which causes his spine to fuse.  This makes normal daily tasks, such as picking things up from the ground very difficult.  Alan regularly attends our group classes and hydrotherapy to improve his strength, mobility and fitness.  Alan also has
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Roast vegetable & potato gnocchi bake with avocado whip Serves: 6 Time to make: 55 mins (Hands-on time: 10 mins, Cooking time: 45 mins) 1 large eggplant, cut in 2cm pieces 1 medium red onion, cut in wedges 1 red capsicum, chopped 2 large zucchini, chopped 250g vine-ripened cherry tomatoes 500g fresh potato gnocchi ½ cup fresh sourdough breadcrumbs ¼ cup grated parmesan 1 large avocado Pinch of nutmeg 1 small garlic clove ¼ cup toasted pine

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