The Cape Town Association of the League of Friends members get together regularly for interesting lectures, bridge drives, local walks or regular coffee mornings. We have had a fabulous start to the year with some great ‘green finger’ experiences.
I’ll never forget the day in September 2017 when, driving in the car with my husband, I received a call from my physician saying I needed to have an angiogram as soon as possible. A couple of days before he had done several lung and heart tests on me including a stress ECG and this had shown an abnormality.
Strengthening, stretching, balance and aerobic exercise will keep you active , mobile and feeling great!
“People do what they enjoy or what feels most effective, so some aspects of exercise and fitness are ignored “ says Rachel Wilson a physical therapist at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital . In reality we should all be doing aerobics, stretching, strengthening and balance exercises.
Between Johannesburg and Pretoria, not far from Lanseria Airport, is the semi- rural area of Chartwell. Entertainment in this area centres mainly around equestrian activities, cycling or walking and for the children there are a couple of swimming and dance schools. It is in the “DANCE STUDIO” in Runnymead Avenue that we hold our Fitness League gym classes on Monday and Thursday mornings.
“Any repetitive exercise, with or without load, where the lumbar spine is allowed to flex, round, or flatten, will over-stress the discs and ligaments.”
Stuart McGill, a professor of spine bio-mechanics at the University of Waterloo, Canada.