Active Living class improving lungs, heart and quality of life


Active Living fitness classes are available at Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL, Riverwood Community Centre and Lakemba Uniting Church Hall.

Story appeared in: Seniors | March 20th, 2018



IF you have a chronic heart or lung condition and think exercise is out of the question, think again.
Health professionals who have been specially trained in exercise techniques for those suffering from heart or lung disease, are now offering Active Living fitness classes as part of the Staying Well At Home program created by the Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network (PHN).
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the second leading cause of avoidable hospital admissions in Australia, and in the Canterbury area almost 30 per cent of residents aged 75 years and older are living with COPD.
Classes run once or twice a week at Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL, Riverwood Community Centre and Lakemba Uniting Church Hall.
Kim Sherman said the pace of the class was suitable for those with stable lunge conditions or heart failure.
"However, all community members are welcome and classes are free for everyone," she said.
"The Canterbury Hurlstone Park class has been going since August and participants have been reporting physical improvements, along with the benefits of socialisation as most get together for a cuppa afterwards.
"Participants can come at any time - wear comfortable clothing and footwear and bring a bottle of water."
For more info, give Kim a call on 8752 4954.



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Publication: Seniors | Section: Seniors Lifestyle General | Author: Cindy Lynch | Story ID: 135006 | Viewcount: 1635

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