Grandkid Ready #5

Hello all, Over the last 4 weeks, we have looked at areas to work on to help make your time with your grandchildren more enjoyable. These things include improving muscle strength, balance, getting on and off the floor, and safe ways to lift and bend. To summarise: 1. Remaining strong (or becoming stronger) is important…

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Grandkid Ready! #4

Hi again everyone! Welcome to the second last post about being ‘grandkid ready’. By the time your grandchildren are teenagers they will probably be on their computers for a lot of the time, or they’ll be asking you to drive them around! The time you spend around your teenage grandchildren tends to be less physically…

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Grandkid Ready #3

Hi all, Welcome to week 3 of our 5-week series on how to protect the ‘grandparent body’ from injury when looking after your energetic grandchildren. Children between 2- 10 years can be highly active, which places pressure on you to keep up! You may find yourself moving more frequently and more quickly than you have…

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Grandkid Ready! #2

Hi Everyone, This is our second week exploring the physical issues that can occur when looking after grandchildren. Arguably, the most physically challenging grandchild will be the toddler: the hefty 15kg two-year-old who wants to be picked up continually or wants you to be on the floor with them. Let’s deal with getting on and…

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Grandkid Ready! #1

Hi Everyone, Looking after grandchildren is one of those joys in life… while it is extremely rewarding, it can also take its toll on the body. Striding out quickly (or running) in pursuit of a runaway grandkid, picking them up when distressed, or generally just being more active and altering how you move when they…

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