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Why you should be exercising more often

<p dir="ltr">As we age, our bodies begin to slow down and tasks that were quite easy to accomplish require a bit more effort to complete. </p> <p dir="ltr">The same goes with exercising, particularly for those aged 60 onwards who should be committed to a healthy lifestyle which helps strengthen the cardiovascular and respiratory system, as well as improved immune function.</p> <p dir="ltr">Anytime Fitness Wolli Creek Personal Trainer Sandro Fanunza spoke to OverSixty about the health benefits of exercising and shared some of the best movements for older people without risking injury. </p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>O60: What are the health benefits of exercising as someone who is aged 60+?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Being aged over 60 poses many health precautions on a daily basis. </p> <p dir="ltr">The little things you did when you were younger such as going to work in the cold weather or simply staying on your feet for long enough can now feel increasingly challenging.</p> <p dir="ltr">Inactivity increases with age and by 75 - one in three elderly people don’t engage in physical activity. This could be due to tendon and ligament loss of elasticity, reduced range of motion, a decrease of oxygen efficiency and longer recovery times to ailments.</p> <p dir="ltr">The benefits however truly outweigh the negatives. By implementing simple and consistent exercise habits daily will help increase physical and mental strength to not only continue living independently but attribute to reducing risk of falling causing injuries, helps to maintain healthy bone and muscular structure, controls joint swelling and pain, rapidly reduces blood pressure, improves oxygen flow and also reduces symptoms of developed possible depression and anxiety which directly linked to a healthy well-being. </p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>O60: What movements are important for older people without injuring themselves? </strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Basic movement and mobility will always be functionally advantageous when increasing physical activity. </p> <p dir="ltr">I believe there should be a large selection and hybridisation of exercise styles to be implemented with caution by elderly people. </p> <p dir="ltr">Walking not only improves oxygen efficiency and independent movement but adds towards rebuilding a healthy, non-invasive daily activity. Other advantages include lowering risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Using a walker also poses as great support for elderly people during these initial walks as well. </p> <p dir="ltr">Another form of movement includes basic strength training using resistance bands, which are large basic elastic bands which can reduce direct stress towards the body when used. Not only are they cost efficient but they are beginner friendly. </p> <p dir="ltr">Various activities with resistance bands can help improve movement, posture, mobility and joint strength immensely. Pilates posing as a low impact exercise improves breathing, mobility, flexibility and joint strength as well but could pose a financial strain long term. </p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>O60: What are some easy exercise movements to do at home</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Sit to stands: Sitting on a chair and standing directly up controlling each motion is simple yet effective. Core control and stability is challenged and improves while the lower body is strengthened. </p> <p dir="ltr">Ankle/wrist rotations: Sitting on a chair with good posture and slightly elevating one foot at a time and rotating each ankle clockwise for 30 seconds each. Follow the same order and repeat with your hands. This improves flexibility and mobility of the hands and feet which when repeated will strengthen joints when performing daily tasks like walking, cooking and cleaning. </p> <p dir="ltr">Hip hinge movements: While standing on the side of a chair, simply hold onto the chair with one hand and raise the opposing leg forward knee first to a 90 degree angle and hold for 2 seconds. Inhale on the way up and exhale when returning the leg down. Repeat with the opposite leg and alternate for 5-10 minutes. This exercise challenges and improves stability of the knees, ankles and hip joint, increases mobility of the hip and allows for an improved healthy range of motion. Elderly people have an increased chance of sustaining a hip injury so improving and strengthening their hip joints only poses an advantage.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>O60: What are some exercises to avoid due to high injury risk in the elderly?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Any high impact or plyometric style movements such as jumping, sudden sprinting will not only pose as a physical risk to the joints and muscles but challenge the heart rate to a dangerous level if not conditioned. Heavy weight lifting is always not advised unless taken under supervision long term by a trainer or practitioner. </p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>O60: How can Anytime Fitness help motivate/encourage older people to join and have fun at the gym? </strong></p> <p dir="ltr">At Anytime Fitness Wolli Creek we have a young, motivating team of staff and trainers who are always on the gym floor helping members and supporting them in any way they can. </p> <p dir="ltr">Trainers are always around to teach, demonstrate and watch elderly members as a safety precaution and also as a source of motivation for the - in my opinion - strongest members of a gym! </p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>O60: Is it recommended to get a personal trainer as someone 60+?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">I believe seeking a personal trainer over 60 is a great idea! Personal trainers are qualified to safely instruct and motivate members of the gym. The elderly demographic will enjoy a boost of confidence from a younger trainer and will also seek to improve their fear of movement/ exercises which then will increase self belief - leading to a much more fulfilling and confident exercise session within a gym. </p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>O60: What is currently on offer for the elderly? </strong></p> <p dir="ltr">At the moment I have a walking/running event around Wolli Creek called Wolli Move which is in its beginning stages. </p> <p dir="ltr">Wolli Move is a community event held a few times a week which seeks to improve motivation for the general community to run or walk. </p> <p dir="ltr">There are seperate free sessions per week where members of the local community can walk on a set path or run on another time slot. </p> <p dir="ltr">What a great opportunity to connect with like-minded people and rebuild healthy habits with your body to ensure a great balanced lifestyle!</p> <p dir="ltr"><em><strong>Contact Sandro for more information on his <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Wolli Move</a> page. </strong></em></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Image: Supplied/Shutterstock</em></p>


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The mansion from Schitt's Creek is on the market, again

<p>The Toronto mansion from the Emmy-award winning comedy<span> </span><em>Schitt's Creek<span> </span></em>is up for sale for the second time this year, which means we get to peek inside and see what the Rose family home looks like in all of its splendour.</p> <p>It comes with a $23.5 million price tag, and has been on the market off and on since 2018. The 12-bedroom, 16-bathroom home looks like a royal European estate, but it was built just seven years ago; however, in a nod to the culture that inspired it, it's known as La Belle Maison, which is French for 'The Beautiful Home'.</p> <p>The home was shown in the pilot episode of<span> </span><em>Schitt's Creek,<span> </span></em>and served as the background to the scenes chronicling the Rose family's fall from grace; viewers saw all of their worldly possessions getting repossessed as they learned their business manager had stolen all of their money while standing in the home's grand foyer. The home was also seen in flashbacks throughout the series.</p> <p>La Belle Maison was built in 2012, and was designed by its current owner, Canadian property developer Van Lapoyan. The three-story, 2223-square-metre home features amenities such as both indoor and outdoor pools, a home theatre, a custom stone-paved circular driveway with parking for 14 cars, Sistine Chapel-inspired frescoes and a massive banquet hall that can seat up to 150 guests.</p> <p>Click through the gallery to take a peek inside the ostentatious Canadian chateau.</p> <p><em>Image: Property Vision</em></p>

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Why Dawson’s Creek, in all its cringey glory, is the TV show 90s kids need right now

<p>In times of flux and crisis, nostalgia works like a social ointment, mixed and mashed together through imperfect memory.</p> <p>Netflix’s re-release of Dawson’s Creek (1998-2003) is an ointment tailor-made for adults who were once 90s kids. In the 90s we were on the verge of adulthood, all the complexity of the teenage drama playing out on Dawson’s Creek titillating our adolescence. And now we’ve arrived, we want desperately to go back to our teenage years.</p> <p>Dawson’s Creek was time of simpler politics, the beauty of youth and the innocence of virginity.</p> <p>In the idyllic town of Capeside, Dawson Leery (James Van Der Beek) is a typical 90s all-American teen with a passion for film and popular culture. The series traces the complexity of Dawson’s close adolescent friendship groups, romantic relationships and the angsty problems plaguing teen life.</p> <p>As for sexual tension, Dawson’s Creek flirted with it all – from the virginal girl-next-door Joey (Katie Holmes) to the sexually-mature out-of-towner Jen (Michelle Williams). And let’s not forget Dawson’s best friend, Pacey Witter (Joshua Jackson), whose tryst with a 36-year-old English teacher seems even creepier in hindsight.</p> <p>Still, like all things nostalgic, our memories of Dawson’s Creek have to do with a longing for a golden age that never truly existed. COVID has enhanced these feelings of longing for a romanticised past: whether a golden age of bread-baking or through wearing “Mom jeans”.</p> <p><strong>Comfort food</strong><br />We often return to familiar stories after a crisis. After the 9/11 attacks, American television and film emphasised strong role models of masculinity and the “cowboy” mythology. Americans were looking for a sense of security – a steely-eyed hero to swoop in and make everything OK again.</p> <p>Dawson’s Creek brings us back to innocence and simplicity. Even if it was always just a fantasy.</p> <p>In the summery Cape Cod town of Dawson’s Creek, teens are free to touch, embrace, love, and roam freely. And they certainly do all those things in spades.</p> <p>A central tension of the series is the love triangle between Dawson, Pacey and Joey. While it brings all manner of tears and diatribes, Dawson’s Creek offers a micro-drama we know will eventually resolve. The only thing better than no problem is a problem we know can be fixed.</p> <p><strong>Returning to the creek</strong><br />When the series streamed on the weekend, I jumped in and found Capeside exactly where I had left it: in unbearably pristine condition. But with fresh eyes, the cringe-factor was astronomical.</p> <p>One of the great elements of the show, differing from others of its nature and era was the cadence of the dialogue. The writers clearly had no regard for how teenagers spoke.</p> <p>In the first episode, Joey foreshadows the coming season’s narrative, telling Dawson “[…] our emerging hormones are destined to alter our relationship and I’m trying to limit the fallout”.</p> <p>Re-watching as an adult, it feels exactly how a teenager wants to sound, but usually falls endearingly short.</p> <p>I can’t recall making any quippy statements that perfectly articulated a meta-analysis of my own chaotic adolescent experience.</p> <p>Then there’s the scene where the new English teacher, Tamara (Leann Hunley), meets Pacey for the first time at the video store and asks for a copy of The Graduate (1967). Clearly, the writers were not going for subtlety.</p> <p><strong>Reliving teenage life</strong><br />Dawson’s Creek brings with it a carnival of long-lost 90s moments: the posters on Dawson’s wall referencing Spielberg films; his job at the local video store; the cassettes and VHS tapes strewn around teenage bedrooms; the grunge-lite clothing.</p> <p>Though our teen years comprise a small fraction of our lives, they often hold far more emotional weight. Psychologists theorise this is because of the impact of the often painful negotiation between holding onto the safety of childhood, and the dreams of emerging adulthood.</p> <p>This negotiation marks these years with such force they stay imprinted in ways other decades do not.</p> <p>During this time, there is also a critical relationship between the importance of popular culture and moments of identity formation. The art we grow up with imprints upon our psyche for life.</p> <p>So perhaps I am not so much cringing at the show, but cringing at myself. Dawson’s Creek gives me a safe space to revisit my teenage years. Through remembering what I watched, I can remember who I was.</p> <p><strong>Known knowns</strong><br />It is strange to watch the show now we know how it turned out – both on screen and off. We leave the crew as they leave the creek, trying to find their own feet in the world in their own burgeoning adulthoods.</p> <p>Van Der Beek has had some minor success: he was impressive in The Rules of Attraction (2002) and pulled off some great self-referential television, playing himself in Don’t Trust the B Apartment 23 (2012–13).</p> <p>Holmes had some great parts but never seemed to thrive in her acting career, while Jackson has shone in subsequent television roles. But it was Williams who became the breakout star. The youngest major cast member, she has been nominated for four Academy Awards.</p> <p>Back in the day Dawson’s Creek offered us an escape – even if momentarily. And now, perhaps it has a similar function. In the turmoil of 2020, it is comforting to return to the fantasy of Capeside’s pristine community, where the biggest problem is who will Joey choose?</p> <p class="p1"><em>Written by Laura Glitsos. This article first appeared on <a href="">The Conversation</a>.</em></p>


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Wolf Creek star John Jarratt’s complicated love life revealed

<p>Wolf Creek star John Jarratt has confused KIIS FM's Kyle and Jackie O while answering a question about his love life.</p> <p>“Is it true you've been married three times?” Kyle Sandilands asked the 65-year-old actor.</p> <p>His response, however, left them baffled.</p> <p>“No, four,” he said, “I'm married to my first wife... she's also my fourth wife.”</p> <p>However, the radio duo finally clocked on to what Jarratt meant, with Kyle finally exclaiming: “Ohh, so you fell back in love with the first wife?”</p> <p>“I never fell out of love with her...” John replied.</p> <p>“Well then where... why?” Jackie O Henderson followed up.</p> <p>The actor interjected: “[I didn't fall out of love with her] She fell out of love with me.”</p> <p><img width="428" height="639" src="" alt="'I never fell out of love': 'Ohh, so you fell back in love with the first wife?' Kyle asked. 'I never fell out of love with her...' John replied (pictured here with first and fourth/current wife Rosa Miano)" class="blkBorder img-share b-loaded" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" id="i-bf7fee8c5ce21829"/></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>After 27 years of separation, John Jarratt rekindled his relationship with his first ex-wife Rosa and remarried earlier in the year. </em></p> <p>The co-host wondered how the pair managed to rekindle their relationship 27 years after they separated.</p> <p>“But when did she fall back in love?” Jackie asked, “How did you repair that after all these years?”</p> <p>“Well, we got back together when she had a bit of a health scare... we were platonic friends by that stage, and I helped her out,” Jarrett responded.</p> <p>“And she was single and I was single and I thought, well, okay... so I took a hand in it [helping her out and trying to rekindle] and it worked out.”</p> <p>“And is she the love of your life, after all the loves you've had?” Kyle asked.</p> <p>“She's the love of my life, yeah,” he said with a smile.</p> <p>John first married Rosa in the late 80s, before the pair eventually split. He went on to marry Noni Hazelhurst, and then Cody Jarrett.</p> <p>John and Rosa remarried earlier this year. </p>


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