At-home exercises prevent falls in older people 
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by Have a Go News
1M ago
A large randomised control trial conducted by Neuroscience Research Australia researchers found that at-home gamified step exercises were effective at preventing falls in people over the age of 65, reducing falls by 26 per cent when compared to a control group.  One in three people over the age of 65 living in the community will experience a fall every year. Falls are a significant public health issue, contributing to mobility-related disability and loss of independence, and are the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths worldwide.  With a steadily ageing population ..read more
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Cancer Council WA Fellowship awarded to ECU’s Dr Mary Kennedy to benefit cancer patients
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by Have a Go News
4M ago
Edith Cowan University (ECU) researcher Dr Mary Kennedy has been awarded $225,000 over the next three years in a bid to make sure every cancer patient in WA receives a referral for exercise from their cancer care team during treatment.  Dr Kennedy, who was awarded Cancer Council WA’s 2023 Postdoctoral Fellowship, said exercise is important for people with cancer, yet fewer than 13 per cent of patients are getting a referral.  Dr Mary Kennedy “Research has shown the multiple ways exercise works as an important medicine for people with cancer, increasing survival, helpi ..read more
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Fluid Therapy classes show the many benefits for older people
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by Josephine Allison
1y ago
There is a sense of optimism and wellbeing inside the Dalkeith based Fluid Therapy clinic as two enterprising young women take groups of older people through their exercise class. Nicole Mudford and Emilie Stockwell started Fluid Therapy last January and already people attending the classes are feeling the benefit.  “We wanted both men and women taking part to feel comfortable and safe without judgment,” says Nicole. “Our classes, which run Monday to Friday, cater for various needs and include advanced strength, functional strength, balance and clinical Pilates. The 12-week evidence based ..read more
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Improve your balance and reduce falls
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by Have a Go News
1y ago
Learn how to improve your strength and flexibility doing restorative yoga while making new friends As we age, we realise the need for proactive engagement when it comes to overall health and look for ways to live better so we can feel more energetic and live independently. Yoga is perfect for seniors who are looking for exercise that is balanced,  suitable for various abilities and provides maximum health benefits. Benefits of yoga for seniors Restorative yoga, where practitioners are supported with the use of props to attain particular ‘passive’ yoga poses, is especially beneficial for ..read more
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