populations set new requirements for efficient
and cost effective ways of taking care of our
senior citizens. Life expectancy in Australia
is the second longest after Japan. It is crucial
to make sure that our elderly has the strength
they need for daily activities as long as possible.
activity is seen as a more and more important
part of the quality of life of elderly. It is
equally important to have equipments that are
specially designed for safe and ease of use. Seniors
should have an easy access to the machines and
be able to adjust them without getting out of
them. Regular exercise with adequate equipments
maintains the ability to function, prevents &
treats illnesses and supports mental health.
should be that there is a gym in every Australian
aged care facility as naturally as there is a
is Senior Exercise important?
amount of muscular mass decreases about 40 % by
the age of 70 and a significant decrease can be
seen after 50 years of age. Inactivity causes
rapid changes in muscular strength, 3-5% decrease
per day in the first week for those patients who
are in bedrest. Safe 10-12 weeks senior
strength training programs suit very
well for example into transitional care package.
After the regular exercising period you can expect
increased muscle strength for daily activities,
benefits for incontinence and mental health.
weakness is the single most important
reason for falls and affects a lot to the quality
of life for elderly. The good news is that having
adequate fitness equipments, seniors can safely
train to get the strength they need. Many of the
Australian Falls prevention programs still seem
to lack an adequate strength training part. Not
keeping in mind that cardiovascular exercise does
not prevent the loss of muscle tissue. Falls prevention
requires High Speed strength exercise that develops
fast muscle cells for quick corrective movements.
Recent studies show that there is a direct link
from measured muscle strength and weight of a
senior that correlates to probability of falls.
more about HUR
Falls Prevention Program.
for Aged Care Management
quality of life of the residents by increasing
their independency. It also allows you to free
your staff for other vital activities
future clients to your facility by offering
your senior gym for local
additional revenue streams via local community
members and external
physiotherapy rehabilitation opportunities.
savings via reduced falls and number of pads
due to improved
on mental health and reduce depression for your
your facility via value added extra services
out more about Senior Training and benefits here.