At Bankstown City Aged Care, we know how important it is to prioritise your health, especially as you get older. Our Wellness Centre team have put together helpful tips to help you get back into the swing of things:

  1. Prioritise consistency

Incorporate exercise into your routine by scheduling it like any other important commitment. This ensures regularity and establishes a healthy habit.

  1. Listen to your body

Be attentive to your body’s cues and make adjustments accordingly. If a workout feels too intense, feel free to modify or take it at your own pace. Remember, it’s about progress, not perfection.

  1. Gentle beginnings

Start with low-impact exercises to avoid unnecessary strain. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll, chair exercises, or a senior-friendly class, beginning with gentler activities ensures a smooth transition.

  1. Set realistic goals

Establish realistic fitness goals that align with your current capabilities. This might involve committing to a set number of moderate workouts each week or gradually increasing your activity level at a pace that suits you.

  1. Celebrate milestones

Recognise and celebrate every accomplishment, no matter how small. Whether it’s completing a workout or staying consistent for a week, each step forward is a testament to your dedication.