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Seated Exercise

“Couch Potatoes for Cognition”

We all know that regular activity is just one of the components for improving our health and well – being. Our U3A are really on the ball (excuse the pun pickleballers) and offer lots of activities for us to enjoy and get us moving.

However, some of us just don’t enjoy any activities on offer – right? But did you know that 1 in 14 people over 65 will develop Dementia and two -thirds will be women. This number is increasing as we are living longer and it is estimated that there will be 1 million sufferers by 2025. Scary number.

However, you can do something to help yourself and reduce your risk.

Recent research at Loughborough University has looked at the Risks and Protective factors for Dementia and found that engaging in physical activity, specifically strength training using resistance bands, is beneficial in protecting us against the disease and can also halve the rate of decline for those who have already developed it. Great News.

So be a couch potato and join in our seated exercise class where resistance bands are used for 15 – 20 mins together with exercises to improve core strength. We always finish the session off with fun routines which help develop cognitive as well as physical well-being. Lots of fun and laughter while sitting on our buttocks!!!

Resistance bands are provided and also available to buy as many members continue to practise at home.

We meet on the 4th Monday of the month at the Leisure Centre from 2-3.00 pm.

Give it a go, first session free.

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Seated Exercise

The next meeting of the Seated Exercise group will be on Monday 28th January, 2019 from 2-3pm at Hucknall Leisure Centre.

If you haven’t been before and would like to see the group in action, please come along and observe or take part in a free session.

It’s a New Year and a good time to consider if you are getting enough regular exercise. Although we can’t stop the ageing process, we can certainly slow it down. So why not give it a go; exercising to some great tracks from the 50’s through to present day in the company of like minded movers.

Wear loose, comfortable, clothing and a pair of socks (trainers or soft flat shoes optional) and bring a bottle of water.

Looking forward to seeing you all.

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Seated Exercise

Seated Exercise will resume this year on Monday, January 28th from 2-3pm at Hucknall Leisure Centre and will continue on the 4th Monday of the month.

All welcome and the only equipment required is loose clothing and a pair of socks plus bottled water. Looking forward to seeing old faces and welcoming new ones.

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Seated Exercise to ABBA songs

What a great session we had. The ABBA tribute songs went down a blast and, in typical female style, we continue to multi-task. Who says you can’t exercise and sing while waving a floaty scarf in the air?

It was lovely to see lots of new ladies joining the group and feedback suggested they had a great time and I look forward to our next session to include music by The Bee Gees, so a little Saturday Night Fever may well be in the air.

October 22nd will be our last session this year as I am about to be a grandmother for the first time and my son who lives in Colorado and my daughter who lives in London are both expecting babies in November and I’m so looking forward to spending time with them, nappies included.

So I hope to resume seated exercise again in February but hopefully some of you will have a little workout at home and keep up the activity till we resume again.

“Keep moving”

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Next Seated Exercise Session

Just a reminder that the seated exercise session is on Monday, 24 September, at 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm at Hucknall Leisure Centre and all are welcome. We are raising the bar a little so please bring an extra two small bottles of water to hold while doing our arm exercises.

“You know you’re worth it”

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