Move with mum on Mother’s Day
Mums are amazing. They have the ability to provide just what we need in any given moment – a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, a warm embrace, support and encouragement. Mother’s Day gives us the opportunity to say ‘thank you’ for all that they do.
What better way to say thank you than to give the gift of good health. We all know that to keep our bodies moving is vital to our wellbeing. But in our busy lives the motivation to move can be challenging.
- Muscle, bone and joint conditions are really common
Did you know that 1 in 3 Australians experience pain or limited movement because they live with arthritis or another condition that affects their muscles, bone and joints? Or that women can lose up to 10% bone density in the first five years after menopause? Establishing and maintaining a regular exercise program is a crucial part of maintaining good muscle, bone and joint health.
- There are lots of benefits
Moving is a great way to manage arthritis and other muscle, bone and joint conditions. Regular physical activity like warm water exercise can have many benefits including improving overall health and fitness, lowering stress levels, and helping to maintain a healthy body weight. Moving also helps to ease pain and joint stiffness, and improve flexibility, it can build muscle, improve balance and also help to prevent or manage osteoporosis.
- It won’t break your bank
You don’t need to spend loads of money to move. Go for a walk, ride your bike to a café, or put on your favourite music and dance!
Peninsula Hot Springs offers a great range of affordable wellness activities to keep you moving such as warm water exercise classes, seasonal yoga.
Warm water exercise is a low impact way to get moving because your body is supported in the water and it boosts muscle strength and endurance.
Yoga helps keep the body strong and flexible, calms the mind and promotes an overall feeling of health and wellbeing.
So grab your Mum and move together.
Peninsula Hot Springs is an official charity partner of Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria.
For more information on how to manage muscle, bone and joint conditions visit www.arthritisvic.org.auor phone the free Help Line on 1800 263 265.