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ARMCHAIR FITNESS IS THE KEY TO FITNESS IN OLD AGE

When it comes to fitness move it or lose it is the principle  residents at Edendale Lodge care home are subscribing to with a new  armchair exercise routine.

With a combined age of 750 years, nine Crowhurst care home  resident’s are proving that exercise isn’t just for the young and  flexible, no matter the age or mobility, exercise is for everyone.

Making sure their exercise is fun and enjoyable the care home has  partnered with the specialist exercise company ‘Move it or Lose it’ to  provide every resident with the opportunity to take part in a safe and  accessible fitness activity designed to improve muscle strength,  coordination and mental health.

Theresa Toal, registered care manager at Edendale Lodge says:  “Healthy ageing is our priority but we appreciate that for many of our  residents exercise can have its limitations. This is why we have  partnered with ‘Move it or Lose it’. With their expert guidance and  tutoring, residents can take part in gentle exercise to improve physical  strength and independence. It’s such a fun activity and it is clear to  see everyone really enjoys the sessions, for many it’s the only form of  exercise they enjoy!”

Designed for improved mental and physical wellbeing the fitness  classes help improve flexibility, agility, aerobic health, balance and  strength, all key to promoting good physical and mental health amongst  residents.

Belmont Healthcare offers multiple forms of long, short, respite or  day care for those in need, specialising in Dementia, Parkinson’s and  Specialist Elderly Support situated in delightful settings around the UK.