Online Exercise Program Especially for the 55+ Generation

With the help of “Fit with ILSE”, older people can keep physically fit in times of limited mobility and social isolation. Together with the project partners, Salzburg Research is now making sports science-based exercises from an ongoing research initiative freely available online for everyone. The movements are tailor-made for the 55+ generation and can be carried out in the smallest of spaces at home with little effort.

Keep moving – this is the credo of the recommendations in the current corona crisis. Numerous fitness apps and exercise videos offer support and promise quick success. However, very few are particularly suitable for older people. Austrian researchers are now making parts of a sports science-based exercise program specially developed for the 55+ generation available online.

Fit with ILSE is a technology-based exercise program to promote physical activity and physical fitness, which is currently being evaluated by researchers from the Salzburg Research Research Association (project management), the University of Salzburg, Vienna University of Economics and Business, MyBodyCoach and other industry partners. The exercise program was specially developed for people aged 55 and over who are in transition to retirement.

The ILSE coaches recommend planning 30 minutes for healthy exercise at least two to three times a week. The “Fit at Home” module of the Fit-with-ILSE complete package is now available online free of charge. The exercise units were compiled on the basis of training science findings, are designed for different fitness levels and follow a methodical structure of warming up, main part and cool down.

At three training units can now be selected in three levels of difficulty. Each approximately 20-minute training session contains approximately 30 recurring exercises. Each exercise is described by a video to participate in, exercise details on the number of repetitions or duration and as text. For some exercises, aids such as a chair, a small ball, a mini band or a tube are advantageous, but they can also be carried out without them.

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