From the age of 30, people can lose up to eight per cent of their muscle strength every decade. By the time people reach 80, they have the potential to lose 40 per cent of muscle strength.
But the animation shows how the six exercises – widely used by physiotherapists – can reverse this trend, strengthen muscles and improve balance.
While the animation is targeted at the general public, particularly those aged 55 and over, it is also designed to be used by physiotherapists and other health professionals working with older patients.
Developed with Agile, the CSP’s professional network for physiotherapists working with older people, the video was viewed more than 60,000 times within 24 hours of being launched.
It is live on the CSP website, YouTube and other social media channels.
The initiative builds on the CSP’s existing Get Up and Go guide, which has been a huge success since it was published in 2015 with more than 250,000 copies printed.
The video has been launched ahead of Older People’s Day around 1 October, when physiotherapy staff will run more than 400 health promotion events across the UK.