A great way of getting back into exercise
Most people know that regular physical activity is good for your health. But you don’t have to exercise at a vigorous level to achieve health benefits. To help, the Heart Foundation has developed a low-to-moderate intensity exercise program called Heartmoves, designed for people who are living with health conditions.
What is Heartmoves?
Heart Foundation Heartmoves is a gentle physical activity program suitable for anyone who hasn’t done any exercise in a while. You can exercise at your own pace in a friendly atmosphere.
Heartmoves is open to everyone and is designed to be safe for people with stable long term health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or obesity.
Heartmoves is run by accredited exercise professionals specifically trained in managing safe, low to moderate intensity physical activity programs.
How Heartmoves can help you
Taking part in regular Heartmoves sessions can help:
- lower blood pressure
- improve cholesterol control
- manage weight
- improve well being and quality of life
- manage diabetes
- improve balance and flexibility
- improve sleep
- improve bone mineral density with arthritis management
- prevent falls and injuries from falls
Heartmoves for people with multiple sclerosis
Heart Foundation and MS Australia – ACT/NSW/VIC have joined forces to get people moving in safe and appropriate Heartmoves programs.
Heartmoves is a fun, social and safe exercise program that has been developed for people with stable long term health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and bone or joint problems, as well as multiple sclerosis (MS).
The program focuses on delivering safe, low to moderate intensity exercise incorporating gentle aerobic activity, weight bearing or resistance exercise and stretching- all of which help to build strength and fitness as well as improve balance.
“Physical activity plays an important role in assisting to minimise the symptoms of MS which is why we are delighted to be working with the Heart Foundation to offer Heartmoves classes to people living with MS. Joining a Heartmoves class and participating regularly can make an important contribution not only to increased muscular strength and endurance but also toward reducing fatigue and stress levels” said Bill Younger, CEO MS Australia – ACT/NSW/VIC
“We are very excited to see Heartmoves being made available for people with MS” says Tony Thirlwell, Heart Foundation CEO – NSW. It is a fantastic program that can offer great benefits to people who may have previously felt worried about exercise.
Heartmoves aims to make exercise fun and social and for clients to enjoy themselves. There are always chairs available and the trained and accredited leaders can adapt the exercises to be undertaken in the chairs. Heartmoves leaders explain each exercise to participants and exercises are adapted for those with special needs
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