jean dawson

Elderly people who exercise ‘live five years longer’

November 29, 2016 5:15 pm Published by

Studies last year found regular exercise in old age has as powerful an effect on life expectancy as giving up smoking.

The analysis of 5,700 elderly men in Norway showed those doing three hours of exercise a week lived around five years longer than the sedentary.

Julie Ward, from The British Heart Foundation, has said: “Regular physical activity, whatever your age, is beneficial for your heart health and ultimately can help you live longer.

“However, our latest statistics show that nearly half of people in the UK do no moderate exercise whatsoever – a rate higher than many European countries.

“Our message is that every 10 minutes counts and that making simple, more active changes to your daily routine can set you on a path to improved heart health.”

Not only does exercise promote good health it encourages social interaction, therefore decreasing loneliness and isolation (an issue that is fast reaching crisis point in Britain’s elderly people).

Home Care Preferred are actively campaigning to increase fitness in later life. We have teamed up with local exercise and Zumba instructor Sonia Tonge to offer our clients and the wider over 50’s community the chance to engage in physical activity, and create a wider social circle at the same time.

If you live in the Enfield area, you or a loved one can attend one of the following classes with Sonia:

Monday mornings

Zumba Gold (suitable for active beginners) low impact

11.15am-12noon

Ruth Winston Centre (must be members, price £4 per session)

Contact Lia for membership details on:  0208 886 5346

190 Green Lanes,

Palmers Green

N13 5UE

Monday afternoon

Chair Exercise class (suitable for those unable to stand exercising/Wheelchair users)

1pm-1.40pm

Ruth Winston Centre (must be members, price £2 per session)

Contact Lia for membership details on:  0208 886 5346

190 Green Lanes,

Palmers Green

N13 5UE

Monday evenings

Zumba Gold (suitable for active beginners) low impact

7pm-7.45pm

St Pauls Church

Church Hill

Winchmore Hill

N21 1JA

Contact Sonia for more details: sonia.tonge@gmail.com: 0795 797 1473 £6 per session

Tuesday mornings

Zumba Gold (suitable for active beginners) low impact

10.30am-11.15am

The Waterhouse Hall-United Reformed Church

77 Compton Road

Winchmore Hill

N21 3NU

Contact Sonia for more details: sonia.tonge@gmail.com: 0795 797 1473 £6 per session

Chair Exercise Class (suitable for those unable to stand exercising/Wheelchair users)

11.45am-12.25pm

The Waterhouse Hall-United Reformed Church

77 Compton Road

Winchmore Hill

N21 3NU

Contact Sonia for more details: sonia.tonge@gmail.com: 0795 797 1473 £5 per session

Tuesday afternoons

Chair Exercise class (suitable for those unable to stand exercising/Wheelchair users)

2.30pm-3.10pm Free of charge

Southgate Leisure Centre

Winchmore Hill Road

Southgate

N14 6AD

Contact Jenny.Ramadan@ageukenfield.org.uk or sonia.tonge@gmail.com: 0795 797 1473

Wednesday mornings

Chair Exercise class (suitable for those unable to stand exercising/Wheelchair users)

11am-11.40am   Price £3

Cyril Smith Court

4 Broomfield Lane

Palmers Green

N13 4ET

contact sonia.tonge@gmail.com 0795 797 1473

Wednesday afternoons

1.30pm-2.10pm Free of charge

Edmonton Leisure Centre

2 The Broadway

Edmonton

N9 0TR

Contact Jenny.Ramadan@ageukenfield.org.uk or sonia.tonge@gmail.com: 0795 797 1473

Thursday Mornings

Chair Exercise class (suitable for those unable to stand exercising/Wheelchair users)

10am-10.40am

Ruth Winston Centre (must be members, price £2 per session)

190 Green Lanes,

Palmers Green

N13 5UE

Contact Lia for membership details on:  0208 886 5346

Zumba Gold (suitable for active beginners) low impact

11am-11.45am

Ruth Winston Centre (must be members, price £4 per session)

190 Green Lanes,

Palmers Green

N13 5UE

Contact Lia for membership details on:  0208 886 5346

Thursday evenings

Zumba Gold (suitable for active beginners) low impact

7pm-7.45pm

The Waterhouse Hall-United Reformed Church

77 Compton Road

Winchmore Hill

N21 3NU

£6 per session   contact sonia.tonge@gmail.com 0795 797 1473

Friday mornings

Keep Fit (suitable for active beginners) low impact, no floor exercise)

 10am-11am

The Waterhouse Hall-United Reformed Church

77 Compton Road

Winchmore Hill

N21 3NU

£6 per session contact sonia.tonge@gmail.com 0795 797 1473

Zumba Gold (suitable for active beginners) low impact

11.15am-12noon

The Waterhouse Hall-United Reformed Church

77 Compton Road

Winchmore Hill

£6 per session   contact sonia.tonge@gmail.com 0795 797 1473