Are you ready to get active and beat dementia?
Memory Walk & Jog is a great way to have fun, get fit and raise vital funds for Dementia Australia. And did you know, not only does your body get that feel-good vibe from exercise – your brain will be full of beans too!
Before you start your new exercise regime, please make sure you consult with a doctor and/or fitness instructor. They can advise you how to exercise safely and effectively.
Know your body
Pay attention to how your body responds to exercise and see a doctor if you experience any pain.
Keep a balanced, nutritious diet to fuel your training, help build muscle and support a healthy brain.
Stay hydrated 24/7
Keep your water bottle handy - even when you’re not training - and drink regularly through the day.
Get plenty of sleep for energy and motivation. You’ll eat better, think better and feel better!
Build your training up gradually to avoid injury, burnout or boredom!
To keep motivated do activities that you enjoy and are happy to get out of bed for.
Weight training, Pilates and swimming are all great ways to improve your training and build strength.
Correct posture helps you to work on your target muscles effectively, and protects them from injury.
Professionally fitted footwear can improve your posture, how you move and the impact on your body.
Find a friend
Train with someone else to keep you motivated, distracted from the effort, and mentally active too!
Fitness not weight
Focus on how you feel and remember that muscle weighs more than fat!
Mix it up
Train at different times, on different surfaces and focus on speed, distance or a combination of both.
Feel free to get in touch with us for more support with your training. We’re with you every step of the way!
And remember, your kilometres make the world of difference to those living with dementia, their families and carers.