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MOVE MORE, AGE BETTER

Exercise Right Week is an annual campaign run by Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA). We want to not only encourage Australians to be more active, but to help people understand where to find the right advice when it comes to exercise.

 

This year’s theme is “Active Ageing”, and we’re encouraging everyone to “Move More, Age Better”. Being physically active and staying fit and healthy will help you to get the most out of life, whatever your age.

 

Despite these benefits of regular exercise, only 17.2% of those aged over 65 are meeting the physical activity guidelines.

 

WE WANT TO CHANGE THAT!

THE STATS

70%

OBESITY

7 in 10 older people are overweight or obese

20%

DISABILITY

1 in 5 Australians aged 65 and over experienced disability that limits activity

87%

CHRONIC DISEASE

Almost 9 out of 10 people aged 65 and over have at least 1 chronic condition

17%

EXERCISE

Only 17.2% of older Australians meet the physical activity guidelines

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If you want to learn how to Exercise Right for your needs, talk to your local Accredited Exercise Physiologist. They are allied health professionals who are specially qualified to prescribe exercise for those living with injuries, pain or chronic illness.

 

Being active throughout your life is the best way to maintain health, well-being and quality of life. It can help to:

Prevent & manage chronic conditions

Stay socially connected

Stay independent

Maintain brain function & memory

Reduce risk of falls

Improve balance

Find out how to Exercise Right for your stage of life

WHERE TO GET MORE INFORMATION

 

We have a range of factsheets for exercising with a range of conditions conditions, including arthritis and heart disease. For more support, talk to your GP or get in touch with your local Accredited Exercise Physiologist.

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