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Move It or Lose It!

Older person 2It goes without saying that we must all do whatever we can to minimise our risk, prevent the spread of the virus and save lives. Now we must turn our attention to how we can help the millions of older people who face loneliness and poor health from lack of activity and the opportunity to socialise.

We all have a responsibility to keep our older generation active even if they are stuck at home. We know 10 days in bed equates to 10 years of muscle loss so staying at home for four months will have considerable consequences for future health.

Move It or Lose It have some fantastic ways to support older people in keeping active at home.  These include:

  • Live Facebook classes every weekday at 2.30pm, including both seated and standing exercises
  • The Cuppa Routine is a set of four simple exercises you can do in the kitchen in the time it takes to boil the kettle
  • A free Get Up and Go app with simple exercises for frailer people that can be done in a bed or chair
  • you can also purchase DVDs and books directly from their website

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