Exercise plays a key role in keeping us fit and healthy as we age. Indeed, it can be a critical factor in how long a person can remain living independently at home well into their 70s, 80s and beyond.
In this episode of the Everyday Extraordinary podcast, host Tristan White, founder of The Physio Co, chats with Professor Peter Reaburn (pictured) about the role exercise plays in slowing the ageing process.
Peter unpacks the key elements of exercise for elderly people: what are the differences between physical activity, exercise and fitness, and why does it matter?
Tristan and Peter also discuss how family members of an older person can get involved too by encouraging, supporting and motivating their elderly Mum or Dad to take on this idea that exercise is medicine, and with exercise, we can slow down the ageing process to help us stay mobile, safe and happy, living independently at home for as long as possible.
N.B. This is the first of a two-part interview with Peter. In the next episode, he chats about his personal experience of active ageing as a 68-year-old retiree.
You can listen to the Peter Reaburn episode below, or via your podcast app of choice!
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It’s an education series for family members who are keen to guide their elderly Mum or Dad to maintain themselves physically and mentally at home.
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