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Older Adults
Ageing & Dementia
We are an increasing ageing population and regular exercise is important for general health, well being and helps reduce the risk of many diseases. Recent research suggests that aerobic exercise does not improve cognitive function in healthy older adults however certain types of exercise like Pilates based exercise may be beneficial for some.

Regular physical exercise has many benefits including: falls prevention, improved muscle strength, improved bone health, reduces the risk of chronic diseases, improves and maintains mental health & cognitive decline, boosts mood & self-confidence and social activity with others therefore enjoying a healthier & more active lifestyle for a longer period of time. Exercise also has few side effects and can be both inexpensive and enjoyable!

Recent long-term studies of aging show that people who are more active have less risk of chronic disease, disability or depression, and are more likely to keep up their activities of independent daily living. 

Evidence suggests that exercise may help people with dementia improve their activities of daily living helping to maintain their independence as long as possible for example bathing, dressing, and eating. This is a particularly interesting and important finding since people with cognitive impairment often find it more difficult to perform activities of daily living.

We should be encouraged to stay fit and active as the decision to embrace physical activity is most definitely a positive one to make a difference in your future years!

Please see the Porthaven Care Homes website, where RLR Therapy are working alongside to promote activity and running regular exercise classes.

RLR Therapy offers seated exercise in care homes and runs Pilates based exercise classes for Older Adults (see separate Pilates Class page) 

   

Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. In order to achieve happiness, it is imperative to gain mastery of your body. If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong then you are young.

Joseph Pilates

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RLR Therapy/Ruth Reid APPI, FFHT Qualified Pilates/Exercise Instructor Locations: Padbury, Winslow and Bletchley Services we provide: Pilates Classes, 1:1 & Small Group Exercise, Pilates Reformer & Chair Exercise, Seated Exercise in Care Homes, Exercise for Older Adults & Dementia, Exercise for Neurological Conditions (Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis, & Stroke) & Specialist Seated & Mat Exercise classes for MS

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