One in four Australians are older than 55 and over the next decade this will increase to approximately one in three. As the Australian population ages we will increasingly need to prolong paid workforce participation by increasing the retirement age. A growing number of people will need to keep working beyond 65 years of age. This blog looks at what we can do to maintain our fitness and productivity as we age.
Today’s awkward amount of time is focused on Gardeners Springtime Syndrome.
Do you ever find yourself with awkward moments of time where it is not quite enough time before your ‘next thing’ to really start something else in between?
So you are a woman in mid-fifties. You’ve had two or possibly three children, you enjoy exercise and relative good health but there is no way you ever imagine you can or will run or do any jumping because you can’t quite control your bladder. Additionally, you have also been experiencing some lower back pain – it comes and goes but is quite noticeable after you have been exercising. You can do something about it. Read my blog for exercises you can use to build your pelvic floor strength and get you back running, jumping and exercising with confidence.
Back pain or injuries usually occur when too much pressure impairs back structures such as the discs, muscles and ligaments. Read my blog for the 3 everyday things that put you at risk of injuring your back and 7 things you can do to help prevent lower back pain.
Do you have osteoarthritis? In this awkward amount of time Deb Hunter, physiotherapist talks about osteoarthritis of the hips.