Aging Well and Living Strong

Alister MacInnis, from BioMechanics, joined us to talk about what WE can do to age well. The answer: LIVE Strong. And it wasn’t as hard as we thought it would be.

The discussion centered around what WE can personally do, at home, mostly, and what physio, Pilates, strength training, balance training and common sense can do to make sure we DO age well (includes grandchildren, btw).

Alister explained about strength training using this example (you can read the entire study and results by clicking the link at the end of the presentation): There is a Bell Study that was done in Australia with seniors ageing 60 to 79 that used kettlebells (the big round heavy metal balls with a handle on top). Read the results, they are inspiring; by the end of the study, the male and female participants were swinging 16 KG kettlebells over their heads (without getting hurt!). I’ll be asking my physio about them in the next session!

Alister was inspiring and informative, I encourage you to view it! His KEY message…DO Something Physical!

See the VIDEO of the presentation.

The seminarfacilitator was Marcel Colman.

This review written by Chris Colavizza.

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