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Importance of Strength Training: New Guidelines

Fantastic Infographic released in the UK Chief Medical Officers’ Physical Activity Guidelines showing that strength training is the way forward!

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves! It’s so important that we get adults of all ages, but in particular older adults over the age of 65 , building muscle strength and also working on their balance!

“Older adults should maintain or improve their physical function by undertaking activities aimed at improving or maintaining muscle strength, balance and flexibility on at least two days a week. These could be combined with sessions involving moderate aerobic activity or could be additional sessions aimed specifically at these components of fitness.” Practical Activity Guidelines (2019).

HUR has a wide range of Strength training equipment specifically designed with rehab and the active ageing markets in mind. They also have a balance platform!

Balance is also key in the context of falls prevention. HUR have a falls prevention concept and have stated that approximately 30% of people over 65 years of age living in the community fall each year. Falls in care facilities and hospitals are common events that cause considerable morbidity and mortality for older adults. In addition, falls impose a significant social and economic burden for individuals, their families, community health services and the economy as well. The New Guidelines suggest work to improve balance at least twice a week. 

Contact SportsMed today be added to our list to receive a copy of our updated strength guide, or to discuss further how SportsMed can provide you with a versatile and fully inclusive solution. Want to see the full report on the new guidelines? Click Here

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