Making active aging easy in aged care facilities.

To-date, society has made some really positive achievements in promoting the health and wellbeing of older Australians.

One of the key issues that is slowly but surely fading is the historical association of aging with ‘inactivity’ or ‘sedentariness’. This is due to science continuing to confirm how exercise can delay, and in some instances even defy the aging process, to help keep the mind and body healthier for longer.

In older adults, exercise has been seen to enhance happiness, prevent disease, improve mental health and wellbeing, assist with social engagement, improve cognition, enhance balance and reduce falls.

What you can do

As an aged care facility, one way you can ensure your residents enjoy a positive aging experience is to provide them with access to medical-grade, specialised aged care fitness equipment that is specifically designed to help older adults move more, move better and reduce their pain so they can live happier and healthier lives.

The proportion of Australians aged 65 years and over was predicted to increase to between 26–28 per cent in 2051, and to between 27–31 per cent in 21012. As such, Life Fitness is proud to continue to develop and deliver innovative solutions that cater to the unique needs of this precious demographic.

As the distributor of industry-leading brands such as SCIFIT, Keiser Strength and Circuit Series Strength, Life Fitness specialise in the design, fitting out and servicing of aged care fitness and wellness facilities of all sizes and budgets.

The equipment manufactured by these cutting-edge brands are all backed by scientific research and designed to ensure that your residents can receive an immediate sense of achievement whilst feeling safe and confident at all times during their use.

Life Fitness is a global fitness leader and our unwavering commitment to health started, in fact, when we created the world’s first electronic exercise bike some 50 years ago! Much of our ever-growing portfolio of highly innovative, market-leading products and equipment lines are specifically designed for preventative health and the successful rehabilitation of our ageing population.

To find out more about how we can help make active ageing easy for your residents, contact us on freecall 1800 689 622, email enquiry@lifefitness.com.au or use our contact form here.

References

1 University of Birmingham. ‘A lifetime of regular exercise slows down aging, study finds.’ ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 8 March 2018.

2 Australian Bureau of Statistics. Population projects, Australia, 2004 to 2101, cat. no. 3222.0, ABS, Canberra, 2006

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