Fitat60 Functional Fitness

 

Functional Fitness is a classification of training that prepares the body for real-life movements and activities. It trains your muscles to work together and prepares them for daily tasks by simulating common movements you might do at home, at work, or in sports.

In this session it is important that you take the time to understand your own physical limits.  Work with your body and not against it.  And as always, speak to your healthcare professional before making any significant changes to your fitness or nutrition routines. 

You do not need to complete the whole routine today – important to work on getting the moves right, practice and become comfortable with them.  The intent of this program is to practice and progress yourself to a Functional Fitness movement called the GetUp (also known as the Turkish and our very own Fred is an award-winning champion of this move). 

We want to get you to a point where you are confident and comfortable to complete the GetUp and integrate this into your fitness regime a couple of times a week.

Posture is key and you’ll hear Fred talking about keeping a “neutral spine”.  Need help on this?

The GetUp

Once you have built confidence in the moves above, you should be able to bring them together into the GetUp.  Use the GetUp on its own (post a good warm-up of course) or as a finisher to any other exercise.

We have put together this video for you to use when not needing to complete all the other Functional Fitness routines above.

Good luck and you’ll be laughing with health. 

5 steps to taking care of your wellbeing

The state of our wellbeing is reflected for example in the quality of our skin, the lustre of our hair and a strong immune system to fight off illness.  Good genetics?  Well, that is just the result of good luck.  If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then for the most part, wellbeing is in the hands of the beholder.

Eat Yourself Healthy

Poor diet is a factor in one in five deaths around the world, according to the most comprehensive study ever carried out on the subject by medical journal The Lancet.  In their study, the Global Burden of Disease, they found that diet plays an important role in the prevention and management of many age-related diseases. We have put together some top-tips on helping you eat yourself healthy.

Better Immune Health

You may not have heard about Wellmune®, but research shows this yeast beta glucan can help support the immune system. Wellmune can be found in a range of fortified foods, beverages and supplements to help you easily support your immune health.

10 Ways to Get 10 Minutes of Exercise

Even if you can’t find the time you can still exercise.  You just need to sneak in the equivalent in resourceful ways. “The idea is to keep moving,” says Fitat60 PT, Fred.  Find whatever works for you and just move. Park half a couple of blocks from the shopping centre and walk. Take the stairs instead of the escalator. 

JERF – Just Eat Real Food

The JERF diet, an acronym for “Just Eat Real Food” is a concept that is easy to grasp and apply in your daily life. At the end of the day, that’s precisely what you want in a new diet: a new way of relating with food that brings about lasting results and can be maintained without much struggle for as much as you want.

Avoiding Aged Care

Let’s face it, 2020 highlighted many things.  None more than the spotlight that was shone on Aged Care.  Whilst generally Aged Care in Australia is some of the best in the world, the reality for many in Aged Care, or for those with loved ones there, is a long way off how we intended to spend our last years.  This gap in care had already been identified, long before Covid19 hit, and a Royal Commission was already well underway.  In July 2020 the Royal Commission Into Aged Care Quality and Safety, released the findings of a 10,000 person study that revealed that people are prepared to pay for high-quality care when they are older, whether it by co-contributing to the cost or through taxes. 

The 8Bs to Build Your Immune Health

We often here about things that can boost your immunity.  That is fine when we are feeling a little run down, or even coming into the cold and flu season.  However products that promote immunity boosting typically do just that… give you a short-term boost to help.  As we age it is much better for us to ensure we are building habits that promote our immune health constantly. 

Workout without a gym

We know that using free weights and machines is one of the fastest and most efficient way there is to improve your metabolism and strength, but for many reasons these may not be convenient or readily accessible to you. Today there are many great online solutions to guide you though a strength-training workout without the need of expensive machines.

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