Preventative Health: What Are the Benefits for an Ageing Population? - The Physio Co

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Preventative health is a term that’s thrown around a lot, but the truth is that few people are truly aware of its importance. By following the right path with preventative health, and engaging with the right professionals, you can enjoy the best things in life for longer, without always being concerned by deteriorating health.

The idea of preventative health is more important now than ever before. With people living longer, it’s important that there are steps we can all follow that will help us to make the most of those extra years – staying active and doing the things we love for longer.

In this article, we’re going to be talking about the top four benefits, from our experience here at The Physio Co, of engaging properly with preventative health. Enjoy!

#1 – Quality of Life

Preventative health isn’t about treating a problem that’s right in front of you. In fact, it’s about making sure you can maintain your current levels of health for longer. The upshot of this isn’t just about physical health, it’s about mental wellbeing too. People who engage with the right professionals in preventative health can see an increase in day-to-day happiness: they often sleep better, feel better and can have bundles of extra energy. This means that you can spend your time doing the things you love in life for much longer than you otherwise would be able.

#2 – Independence

One of the perils for most people of getting older is losing independence and becoming reliant on those around for everyday essential things like shopping, getting about and household care. A quality professional will utilise preventative health techniques – such as activities that are tailored specifically for you – to make sure that you maintain your independence for far longer than you would do otherwise.The bottom line is that by engaging in preventative health, you’ll get fit so that you can remain active.

#3 – Fitness

Speaking of fitness, that’s one of the key cornerstones to preventative health. From our experience working in physiotherapy, the definition of fitness is pretty much the ability to get through the day with some energy in reserve. And with this excess vitality, you can do something a little extra, like have fun with your favourite hobbies or spend time with your family.

#4 – Strength and Balance

One of the reasons that health begins to fade in our later years is that people can stop choosing to put in the effort needed to maintain it. According to research, the only way to really improve your strength and balance – or even to maintain it – is to challenge it. That’s where a top preventative health strategy comes into play. By reaching out to the right experts and professionals, you can be working on a fitness regime that will make you feel better, both physically and mentally, for a long time to come, all the while being sure that you’re exercising safely and not overstretching yourself.

What’s next?

The first – and perhaps most important – step to achieving all these things is to recognise the importance of preventative health and start taking an active interest in it. From there, you can start looking around for the right experts and professionals who can help you.

Remember, to do all the important stuff that you love in life, you need to prepare. And preventative health is the answer to that. It’s never too late to start, so why not take action today and see what a real expert can do to improve your day-to-day life on so many levels?

Want to know more?  Please call one of the friendly The Physio Co team on 1300 797 793, or send us a message over here.  We’d love to hear from you.


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