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Tips to stay active at home during the COVID-19 crisis


With many people now self-isolating and social distancing at home, the need to stay active has never been greater. ECU exercise science expert Professor Ken Nosaka has created two quick and simple exercise programs for seniors and younger people to do from the comfort of home.
With many people now self-isolating and social distancing at home, the need to stay active has never been greater. ECU exercise science expert Professor Ken Nosaka has created two quick and simple exercise programs for seniors and younger people to do from the comfort of home.

With many people now self-isolating and social distancing at home, the need to stay active has never been greater. ECU exercise science expert Professor Ken Nosaka has created two quick and simple exercise programs for seniors and younger people to do from the comfort of home.

“With the elderly and vulnerable being advised to stay at home during the COVID-19 crisis, the importance of staying active as never been greater,” Professor Nosaka said.

“Older people in particular are at risk of physical decline, and a lack of regular exercise could lead to a litany of problems including reduced muscle strength, coordination, balance, flexibility and mobility, and decreased cardiovascular and respiratory functions, all of which can make people more susceptible to ill health.

“The home could be an ideal place for exercises to make all people, including older people, healthier and fitter and improve immune function to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection. Some quick and easy exercises can be done from the comfort of home requiring no equipment and just a bit of motivation.

These exercises can be adapted for anyone who wants to keep fit at home.

View Ken's second video in his Five simple exercises you can do at home series.

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