Surrounded by health and education facilities the value we as a growing community place on wellness fits in perfectly. From the most basic benefits of simple stretches to the challenge of an uphill bike, we believe the foundation of a vibrant, healthy community is where residents are active, happy and engaged.
With that in mind, University District linked up with our valued builder partner and the experts at The Brenda Strafford Foundation for tips on functional fitness exercises and nutrition to help live life with increased energy and strength as we age.
More than a buzzword, functional fitness is about preparing your body for real-life movements and activities. Whether you squat down to pick something off the floor or reach for the cereal box on a high shelf, this type of exercise helps improve quality of life by mimicking everyday actions. And it’s a great way to have some fun!
No matter your age, it’s never too late to get fit. These simple recommendations and movements from Occupational Therapist Peter Fraser will help you capture the vim, vigour and vitality of your youth. But before we get into the nitty-gritty, let’s find out about the new inclusive park coming to The Brenda Strafford Foundation’s Cambridge Manor in U/D.
ALL AGES, ALL ABILITIES, WELCOME!
Public parks look a lot different than they did a few years ago and the future multi-generational park at University District’s Cambridge Manor is no exception.
With something for everyone, park goers can expect a bigger, more colourful play destination with features to attract and delight fun-seekers of all ages and abilities.
“Staying active at any age is important to overall health,” notes Julie Arnold, Communications and Marketing Manager with The Brenda Strafford Foundation. “Using purposeful design elements and engaging play structures to create an environment that promotes wellness, we’re building a park that will be nothing short of a magical experience for kids of all ages, parents and grandparents.”
From mobility ramps to help improve balance and hand cyclers to build muscle strength to Tai Chi wheels for flexibility and range of motion, this playground will help get and keep people moving. Other intriguing features include:
Stay tuned for more exciting details as The Brenda Strafford Foundation prepares to open its doors this summer or meet the team at their newly opened space in the Discovery Centre!
To read the full blog post including functional fitness exercises for healthy living at home plus nutritional tips to fuel your work out, visit:
STAY STRONG AS WE AGE: WORKING OUT FOR REAL LIFE
February 18, 2020 by University District