Episode 21: How to have an active winter | The Better Ageing Podcast
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Happy 21st birthday to us! Yes that's right it's our 21st episode, and to celebrate we're bringing you some tips to help you stay active this winter.

In this episode we talk about the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle (no matter the time of year), before providing you with some exercise ideas that you can put in place during the colder, wetter, darker months. As you'd expect, at home exercises or group classes with your physiotherapist are a great option, however other creative ideas discussed include walking around your local shopping centre (just be careful not to hurt your hip pocket too much!).

And don't forget, if you are exercising outdoors on a cooler day, don't forget to hydrate! Whilst you might not feel like you sweat as much,  it's still just as important to keep your fluid levels up before, during and after you exercise.

As always we hope this episode helps you or someone you care for, and provides you with the motivation to get out amongst it this winter!

Show notes/ topics covered:

0:20 - Welcome 
1:02 - Having an active winter
1:40 - Why should we stay active? 
3:27 - Getting Vitamin D in the winter 
5:23 - Exercising indoors 
7:33 - What about swimming or hydrotherapy? 
8:58 - Structure and routine is important
9:22 - Layering and hydration 
10:06 - Staying healthy - reminder to get your flu and coronavirus vaccinations 

About the experts: 

Jason Lee and Dr Jane Fyfield have over 45 years of experience working with elderly Australians. Jason Lee runs his own physiotherapy practice, with a focus on strength and conditioning programs for over 60 year olds. Dr Jane Fyfield works as a consultant to aged care services, is a former Medical Director, and has worked in the public, private and government sectors as a clinician and a non-clinical consultant. 

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