LAC Knox Activities and Health
LAC Knox provides activities to keep you active and healthy. The 5 main aspects of health are: HEART, EXERCISE, BRAIN, DIET & SOCIAL ACTIVITY. Our activities cover 3 of these. See the Activity Group Categories list below.
For a healthy heart:
• Do not smoke
• Manage your blood cholesterol
• Manage your blood pressure
• Manage diabetes
• Maintain a healthy weight
Coronary heart disease is the number one cause of death in Australia. Over 20 people die of it every day.
For more information go to the Heart Foundation website
Get active. Sit less.
Over 10 of our activities involve exercise
Mentally challenge your brain to keep it active and healthy and delay the onset of dementia
Dementia, also known as senility, is a broad category of brain diseases that cause a long term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember, that is great enough to affect a person’s daily functioning. Other common symptoms include emotional problems, problems with language and a decrease in motivation.
• Dementia is not a normal part of ageing
• Dementia is the single greatest cause of disability in Australians over 65
• About 10% of people over 65 have dementia
• In about 70% of people with dementia, the cause is Alzheimer’s Disease
• Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia
All our activities delay the onset of dementia
Follow the Australian Dietary Guidelines for a healthy diet
Most of us are social beings and usually prefer the company of others rather than existing in isolation. It’s always much more fun doing things with other people, to share experiences like going to the movies or a concert, going for a walk, take off on a trip somewhere or discover a new restaurant.
All our activities provide social activity. It is why our Club exists!
Steps to take to maintain your health
Step 1: Look after your heart
Step 2: Be physically active
Step 3: Mentally challenge your brain
Step 4: Follow a healthy diet
Step 5: Enjoy social activity
Our Club can help you with Step 2 (Exercise), Step 3 (Brain) and Step 5 (Social)
We have categorised our activities accordingly
Life Activities Club Knox : Activity Group Categories
|Armchair Travel||S||Cuppa & Craft||S||Social Games||S & B|
|Badminton||S & E||Extended Holidays||S & E||Social Outings||S & E|
|Bushwalking||S & E||Fridays Walkers||S & E||Street Orienteering Walkers||S, B & E|
|Cards – ‘500’||S & B||Garden Visits||S & E||Sunday Walkers||S & E|
|Cards – ‘Bolivia’||S & B||Live Theatre||S||Water Aerobics||S & E|
|Cards – ‘Canasta’||S & B||Men’s Coffee & Chat||S||Weekday Getaways||S & E|
|Cinema||S||Painting||S||BWPS Inter-generational Activities||S, B & E|
|B = Good for the Brain. E = Exercising the body. S = Social interaction.|