Accredited by ACC & MOH for Live Longer Stronger Programme February 01 2018
Suna Pilates SunaFit and SunaForm classes are Accredited by the ACC and Ministry of Health programme 'Live Stronger for Longer'.
Aimed at preventing falls and the resulting injuries in over 65's, the 'Live Stronger for Longer' programme is designed to encourage appropriate exercise, and to improve strength and balance. You can find out a lot more about the programme on the www.livestronger.org.nz website.
The programme arose because every year 1 in 3 people aged 65 and over injure themselves in a fall. This rate rises to 1 in 2 once we reach 80. The good news is falls aren’t a natural part of the ageing process, and we can proactively work to prevent them.
Exercises that strengthen your leg and core muscles, and improve balance reduce the risk of falling. It’s that simple.
This clinical evidence has motivated ACC and the Ministry of Health to work towards getting as many people aged 65+ into exercise as possible.
"We know, without a doubt, that people who have good leg and ‘core’ strength also have good balance. Building your strength will improve your balance, and help prevent a fall." - Professor Matthew Parsons
Just like for younger people, exercise also helps 65+ Kiwis improve:
- bones strength
- energy levels
- quality of sleep
- blood pressure, blood sugar levels and weight.