News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Exercise more and live longer

Media Release

1 February 2013

Exercise more and live longer

Arthritis New Zealand welcomes the Ministry of Health’s recommendations that elderly New Zealanders should exercise more, and it’s a message we promote to those with arthritis.

“Arthritis can make everyday tasks challenging, but regular and appropriate physical activity can help improve pain tolerance, mood and quality of life for people who are living with arthritis. And a suitable programme of physical activity is possible for people of all ages”, said Chief Executive Sandra Kirby. Tai Chi, hydrotherapy, walking and exercise recommended by a physiotherapist are all valuable. But it needs to be fun. Exercise will also help manage your weight and reduce the strain placed on joints

Ms Kirby was commenting the Ministry’s new guidelines, which recommend that people over 65 undertake 30 minutes of aerobic activity five times a week.

“There are many benefits of exercise for people with arthritis. As well as reducing pain and stiffness we know that exercise helps people sleep better, builds stronger bones and helps your mood.”

Arthritis New Zealand is a national organisation raising awareness of the more than 140 different forms of arthritis, advocating for those with the condition and providing advice and support.

There are over 530,000 New Zealanders living with arthritis.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Snell Sale Peters Out: Singlet Withdrawn From Sale

“We believe the item was offered for sale in good faith, but our inquiries have shown that the singlet is not the one worn by Peter Snell at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games.” More>>

ALSO:

Bodega: Venue Closing At The End Of The Year, After 25 Years Of Music

"It is with considerable sadness that, for reasons beyond our control, we regret to announce the closure of Bodega’s doors at the end of this year, after 25 years of faithful and committed service to live music in Wellington." More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Women At The Centre

In the first chapter of her epic History of New Zealand Women, Barbara Brookes places a version of the Māori creation story alongside that of the Pākehā colonists, setting the scene for how each society saw women. The contrast is startling. More>>

In Auckland Art Gallery: A Tour Of Duty

I had already started my journey through the exhibited collections when an audio announcement about a guided tour to embark shortly from the foyer was made, I decided to join in. Why not? More>>

Art: ‘Holiday’ Wins IHC Art Awards

An intricate embroidered cushion by Wellington artist Jo-Anne Tapiki has won the 2016 IHC Art Awards and $5000. Jo-Anne started working from IHC’s Arts on High studio in Lower Hutt 18 months ago and this is the first time she has entered the competition. More>>

‘Quasi’: Christchurch Art Gallery Reveals Rooftop Sculpture

Christchurch-born and internationally renowned artist Ronnie van Hout has had a huge hand in Christchurch Art Gallery's latest outdoor installation. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news