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We all know looking after ourselves should be a priority, but often we let other aspects of our life take precedence. In this life, there will always be bills to pay, lists to tick off and events to attend, but making your health a priority enables you to enjoy all aspects of your life - the pleasant and the mundane. 

Regular exercise gives you more energy, makes you feel better, and increases overall health. There’s no point running around after everyone else and completing your to do list, if it means you can’t enjoy the good times too. 

As we get older, the need for staying fit, healthy and well becomes even more important. Taking the time to workout your body and mind can offer so many benefits to multiple aspects of our lives. Plus, it makes you feel good!

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According to Better Health Channel, people aged over 50 can encounter a number of health-related issues linked to a lack of physical activity, including reduced joint flexibility and mobility, less balance, higher blood pressure and an increased risk of diseases.

But let’s not focus on the negatives. There are many steps you can take to introduce exercise back into your life. It might be taking a light walk a few times each week, and attending a few exercise classes to build up strength and increase muscle mass. Retaining strength can help with day-to-day activities, and regular walks can help support cardiovascular fitness.

For a light-paced workout, Fernwood Fitness offers the Lite Pace class for women wanting to improve their aerobic fitness and muscle conditioning, as well as Body Balance which incorporates yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi to improve strength, balance and flexibility. Yoga and Pilates classes are also great options for building strength, improving flexibility and postural strength, as well as offering mental wellbeing and stress-relief. 

When it comes to your overall health and wellbeing, socialising is also an important part. Attending group classes such as Body Balance is a great way to meet new people, and spend time with friends post-workout for a coffee and catch up in the Members’ Lounge. It’s time when you can focus on yourself and forget about all the chaos – at least for a little while.

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Disclaimer: This content is for general information only. It does not take into consideration your personal or health conditions. Always consult your GP, medical specialist, or mental health specialist, for health-related advice.

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