Strength and Balance

From the age of 30 years adults lose 10% of their strength and balance every decade.

Strength and balance exercises as little as twice weekly can help people of all ages stay steady, maintain bone density, improve balance and reduce joint pain. Strength and balance exercises are those where you use your muscles slightly harder than usual to work against a resistance which may include your own body weight.

Everyday exercises such as heavy gardening (e.g. digging/shovelling), carrying groceries or climbing stairs count. Tai chi, dance, yoga or postural stability classes also improve strength and balance as does hillwalking, push up / squats and weightlifting.

Remember – Age is no barrier to being physically active.

How to do more strength and Balance?