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Exercise, Wellness & Falls Prevention

September 2017

See the Fall Exercise, Diners and Wellness calendar here

August 2017

ONE CARE’s yoga classes return in September. In Bayfield Cynthia will be teaching Tuesday mornings at 9:00 at the Town Hall starting Tuesday, Sept 12, 2017 and on Thursdays starting Sept 28, 2017, there is a new class, Total Body Stretch (restorative yoga, breathing) offered at 5:30 pm also. In Stratford, Lisa returns to teach Mat Yoga at 9:15 am starting Monday, Sept 11, 2017, at the Rotary Complex. Chair Yoga with David will be starting later, October 4th, on Wednesdays at the Army Navy at 10:00 am. Call for more information or to register! https://www.mcmasteroptimalaging.org/blog/detail/blog/2017/08/22/3-research-based-benefits-of-yoga-for-healthy-aging

Our Winter 2016-2017 Exercise and Wellness newsletter is available here Exercise, Wellness and Diners schedule


Exercise is important as we age in order to build and maintain functional abilities needed for daily life activities. When we improve our strength and balance we reduce our risk of falls and improve our quality of life. Information and education provided at any of our Physical Activity exercise classes will empower you to adopt a more active and healthy lifestyle!

It's never to late to get active!

"Just want to say a big thank you to your organization for all the help you have given me these past six months. I have thoroughly enjoyed the exercise program and think it has been very helpful in my post operative recovery from heart surgery in May. I hope to continue on and take up Nordic Poling as well. I tell my children I’ve become an addict – an exercise addict – they can’t believe it! Thanks to all the instructors too!"

 

LIFE (Living Independently through Fitness and Education): One hour fitness classes led by trained volunteers/fitness instructors. Each class consists of all components necessary to improve cardio, respiratory levels, muscular strength and balance. The goal of these classes is to build and maintain functional abilities needed for daily life activities.

Yoga: Gentle yoga classes designed specifically for seniors. Focus is placed on proper breathing and gentle postures. Postures strengthen the body and promote flexibility and balance. Breath work calms the nervous system, reduces stress and improves the mind body connection.

Ball Exercise: Gentle exercise for seniors performed using a fitness ball. Using a fitness ball is a great way to improve posture and body awareness, as well as balance.

Nordic Poling: This aerobic exercise is as effective as cross-country skiing, yet as easy and convenient as walking.  Nordic Poling is a full body, cardio-muscular exercise engaging the arms, back, stomach and legs.  It involves walking with two specially designed fitness walking poles.  By using your entire body, Nordic Walkers work smarter, not harder, towards a healthier lifestyle.  Nordic Poling is easy to learn and is suitable for seniors of all fitness levels!

Other programs include fitness centre, hiking, education sessions and CHAP Blood Pressure Clinics.

Exercise programs, education sessions and CHAP Blood Pressure clinics are offered throughout Stratford and Huron County.

For more information contact Cheryl at 1-877-502-8277 ext 2011.

For session times and locations please see the newsletter at the top of the page. The session run over several weeks throughout the year and in communities throughout Huron and Stratford.

Most programs are offered at no cost.

 

Volunteer Opportunity: Be An Exercise Instructor

Those with a passion for fitness are needed to lead hour-long exercise classes. No experience necessary, all training provided by One Care.

Time commitment is one hour per week.