Tips to stay active at home during the COVID-19 crisis

With many people now self-isolating and social distancing at home, the need to stay active has never been greater.

 

Edith Cowan University exercise science expert Professor Ken Nosaka has created two quick and simple exercise programs for seniors and younger people to do from the comfort of home.

 

Five simple exercises seniors can do at home – https://youtu.be/D_vR8V922Kw. You can watch the exercises on Youtube.

 

If you are younger or a really fit senior here are five more simple exercises you can do - https://youtu.be/NjAqg_GXoso

 

Professor Nosaka said, “With the elderly and vulnerable being advised to stay at home during the COVID-19 crisis, the importance of staying active as never been greater.

 

Older people in particular are at risk of physical decline, and a lack of regular exercise could lead to a litany of problems including reduced muscle strength, coordination, balance, flexibility and mobility, and decreased cardiovascular and respiratory functions, all of which can make people more susceptible to ill health.

 

“The home could be an ideal place for exercises to make all people, including older people, healthier and fitter and improve immune function to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection. Some quick and easy exercises can be done from the comfort of home requiring no equipment and just a bit of motivation.”

 

25 March 2020.