Walk your way to good health

SIMPLE and moderate exercise on a regular basis makes a great difference to keeping ourselves fit and healthy as we age; walk aerobics is a less strenuous form of exercise that strengthens heart and lungs while lowering blood pressure.

Every week at the Australian Pensioner and Superannuants League men and women give their body a workout in a walk aerobics class and Robyn Partington said it was a good way of keeping fit.

“This style of aerobics is aimed at co-ordination and getting the circulation and heart working.

“Everyone does the workout to their capability while still keeping fit.”

Maryborough is not too far away for the club vice-president Margaret Blackshaw to travel to join in the walk aerobics class.

“I love doing the class. I don't mind admitting I am 76 and I don't feel my age, I always do an exercise workout every day at home.

“I started coming to the club for table tennis and now I get involved in other activities,” Margaret said.

Table tennis is proving to be a popular activity at the club with an extra class starting, and president Paul Goodwin is happy to teach anyone how to play.

“I can teach people who don't know one end of the bat from the other,” he said.

The club is looking for more activities to add to their program and are asking anyone who would like to do yoga, any type of craft or something out of the ordinary to contact the centre on 4124 8532.



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