Stay Active For Wellbeing

Building wellbeing and resilience across the ageing Italian community

Italian Seniors ‘stay active for wellbeing’

In 2018 Co.As.It. (SA) launched the Italian Seniors ‘Stay Active for Wellbeing’ Exercise Program in collaboration with The Society of St Hilarion Inc. Aged Care and the University of South Australia (School of Health Sciences).

The exercise program is tailored to the cultural and linguistic needs of ageing Italo-Australian community. The exercise program focuses on aerobic and strength training which has been shown to:

  • Reduce cardiovascular disease onset
  • Assist in known cardiovascular disease management
  • Reduce mortality
  • Reduce the risk of falls
  • Reduce low back pain
  • Improve mental wellbeing
  • Improve body composition (namely increased bone density)
  • Improve overall functional capacity and ability to complete activities of daily living.
  • Research has also shown that aerobic and strength based training can serve as an adjunct form of treatment in the management of arthritis, type II diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases.

It is our aim to ensure exercise programs continue to be run and remain accessible to the ageing Italo-Australian community in South Australia.

For further information on session times and the locations of our Italian seniors exercise programs please contact the Co.As.It. (SA) office.

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Full program - stay active for wellbeing

introduction

Exercise 1 - sit to stand

Exercise 2 - elbow curling

Exercise 3 - Side Stepping

Exercise 4 - normal pace walk

Exercise 5 - cycling

Exercise 6 - Shoulder press

Exercise 7 - calf raises

Exercise 8 - single limb stance

Exercise 9 - standing leg curl

Exercise 10 - shoulder rolls

Exercise 11 - wall push up

Exercise 12 - side leg raise

Exercise 13 - toe the line

Exercise 14 - lateral raise

Exercise 15 - punches