Want to add more years to your life and more life to your years? Here’s how, with our new partner, Goldster.
It’s a well-known fact that keeping fit and healthy both physically and mentally is key to enjoying a happy life in later years. However, that’s easy to know – but not always so easy to put into practice. As we age, we tend to naturally start to take things a little slower – walking rather than running for the bus, being extra careful when picking up the grandchildren, having shopping delivered rather than carrying heavy bags…. It’s been estimated that almost half of the over-fifties in the UK do little or no exercise.
With the UK supporting an ageing population (the number of people who are over 65 is currently 10 million, with projections showing that number to nearly double to around 19 million by 2050), this will soon amount to a huge chunk of the population who are inactive, potentially leading to health and wellbeing problems.
So, if slowing down after middle age could prove detrimental to your health, is this really the right route to take? The benefits of exercise are widely documented for people in their 50s, 60s and 70s. Improving joint mobility can help with sleep, cognitive functions and ward off illnesses and disease – as well as the expected effects of increasing physical strength and upping energy levels. It can also help reduce anxiety, stress, and depression, especially for those retirees who, once busy, now find themselves with huge amounts of spare time on their hands.
However, even knowing where to start when it comes to an exercise routine can be incredibly daunting. Sticking to a routine on your own can be hard, whilst joining a gym or health club can be expensive – and intimidating. Additionally, if it’s not just physical exercise you’re looking for, it can be difficult to find local clubs to join which are easy to attend.
Luckily, help is at hand with Goldster, a vibrant online-based community that embraces the challenges, triumphs, and aspirations of ageing. With the goal to ‘help 100 million people age well over the next 10 years’, Goldster’s ethos and approach is supported by science, with their aim being to help bridge the gap between health and wellness, encouraging and enables everyone to start a positive ageing journey.
As such, Goldster goes beyond mere entertainment and skill acquisition; it prioritises your health and well-being. The platform hosts different online classes each day, each with a handy star system that indicates its proven physical, emotional, and cognitive benefits.
So, could Goldster be just right for you? Read on to find out…
Mix up those interests and you’re more likely to stay, well, interested. With Goldster, there’s a huge variety of classes to choose from. Create your very own programme of live events with up to 20 sessions a day (more than 400 a month) ranging from dance fitness, yoga, tai chi and reflexology to art, creative writing and even a cockney-singalong.
Live classes offer an additional dimension that videos or apps just can’t provide. Real time interactions can help you stay connected the benefits of being part of a supportive community too. New faces, new friends, new you.
Whether you’re creating stunning botanical paintings with a practising landscape artist or discovering tips to make delicious and nourishing meals from a nutritional therapist, all of Goldsters tutors are friendly, approachable and great at what they do. So you can take part in classes knowing you’re in safe – and clever – hands.
If you’re keen and committed to prioritising your health and making lasting lifestyle changes then Goldsters progressive 6-week special interest courses might just be for you. From sharpening your cognitive function through brain training with a leading neuroscientist to learning the art of poetry with an Oxford graduate, these personalised courses offer tailored support and expert guidance to maximise your results.
Based around you
Got an appointment to keep? Family emergency? Going on holiday? With Goldster there’s no need to stress if you can’t join a live class. You can catch up whenever and wherever you want through the extensive video library, perfect for letting you plan when’s better to tune in.
Lots of members simply love Goldster and there are hundreds of five-star reviews on the Feefo review website. From being ‘impressed by the knowledge and professionalism of the tutors I’ve come across’ to ‘thanks to the Goldster workouts, my rehab [after a fall] has been smooth and speedy,’ there are lots of real reasons from real people as to why it’s a great platform to join.
Affordable and effective
With Goldster, there are no hefty fees, or upfront costs. You can simply start your health, wellbeing, and fitness plan quickly and easily. Plus there’s a fantastic special offer just for Reader’s Digest readers. Log onto goldster.co.uk and simply use code RDANNUAL23 at checkout for a huge 50% off an annual subscription for the first year. The normal price is £99, so it’s a great saving to start you on your wellness journey. The price not only includes over 400 live classes each month and on demand video recording, but Goldster also offers friendly customer service to help you get online easily and quickly.
Unlock the transformative power of Goldster's online platform and embark on a wellness journey that transcends boundaries. Join a vibrant community, learn new skills, and nurture your physical and mental wellbeing, all from the comfort of your own living room. Goldster is your gateway to a richer, more fulfilling life.
To join today visit goldster.co.uk and start to rewrite the rules of ageing
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