2 weeks post-op, Wednesday classes starting again, Thursday Chairfit starting again and increase your protein intake as you age

It is about 2 weeks post-op and I am feeling less uncomfortable and able to sleep a bit better. It is very satisfying to be able to walk a little bit further each day and lift my leg a bit higher. Two invaluable things are a grabber stick to put my knickers on as I can’t bend yet and a raised toilet seat as sitting too low down is very, very uncomfortable. The clips came out too and I will be able to shower now. Thanks again for the lovely cards and flowers that cheered me up.
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Wednesday classes at Prospect House will start again with cover teachers Sylvia and Fiona on Wednesday 13 March.
Unfortunately Lucy the Zumba teacher has been seriously ill and Sylvia has stepped in to cover the Wednesday morning Zumba class.

Chairfit at St Mary’s Community Centre start again on Thursday 14 March.

Post-op nutrition and older adults- the importance of protein 
I have been advised to increase my protein intake to help with healing but this also applies to older adults (over 60) as we start to have a reduction in muscle mass as we age – in its extreme form it is called sarcopenia Sarcopenia (Muscle Loss): Symptoms & Causes (clevelandclinic.org)  So the message is to increase your protein intake and increase your resistance or weight training as we age.
Foods That Speed Up Healing (clevelandclinic.org)

Things to do during the break from class
Some class members are planning to get together to go for a walk on Monday mornings at 9.30 am meeting outside Tesco’s Extra in Leyland – feel free to join them.
South Ribble has free guided rambles for info go to Guided Rambles – South Ribble Borough Council.
Cuerden Valley has Health Walks on Tuesdays and Thursdays Health Walks – Cuerden Valley Park

Schedule for classes during my absence

Please keep using the booking system as usual for the classes with cover teachers.

Zumba Gold at Primrose Gardens does not stop and will continue with a wonderful cover teacher called Jason.

Wednesday classes at Prospect House will start again with cover teachers Sylvia and Fiona on Wednesday 13 March.

Chairfit at St Mary’s Community Centre starts again on Thursday 14 March.

Seated Pilates at Prospect House  starts again on Monday 18 March

I will try to get the full timetable back as quickly as possible – I will keep you posted.

Videos for you on (45) Do Fitness – YouTube
I have put some more Zumba dances on YouTube (45) Do Fitness – YouTube, there is a Pilates class Pilates for regular class members of Do Fitness in Leyland (youtube.com), there is a relaxation Relaxation to Spirits of the Mountain-Midori (youtube.com) and a few chair-based videos Introduction to Chairfit. (youtube.com) and scroll through for more chair-based.

The Miracle Cure- Exercise

There is a really good series on Radio 4 – really motivating!
BBC Radio 4 – A Thorough Examination with Drs Chris and Xand, Series 3: Exercise, S3. Ep 1 – The Miracle Cure

Private Facebook group for Do Fitness class members
If you are a Facebook user please join our private group so we can keep in touch with each other www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949  
Do Fitness videos
This is the link to all the videos you can use any time Do Fitness Videos – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden and you can make your own playlist of your favourites.
Christine T. is still collecting used stamps for RNIB to help raise funds for people who are affected by sight loss. If you bring them into class I will forward them to her. RNIB – See differently   Thank you Christine for doing this and thank you for everyone who has brought stamps into class!

All classes can be booked through Gymcatch onBook a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden

Mondays from 18 March
12.30pm Seated Pilates  Prospect House Sandy Lane

Tuesdays    as normal
1.30pm Zumba Gold              Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday from 13 March
9.30am Zumba             Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates           Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Chairfit           Prospect House Sandy Lane
Thursdays from 14 March
11.15am Chairfit            St.Mary’s Community Centre