Japan, Living in Japan, Otawara & Nasu (local area)

Community fitness park with a difference

While cycling around Otawara I came across this tiny Community fitness park (actually its a Pokemon go stop, which is how I found it).   But the entire park is geared around fitness.  Not so unusual, you would say, as there are a growing number of fitness parks all over the world.  But i think this is aimed at the elderly.. Almost the only English says Community Based Rehabilitation.

There are walls with instructions on various stretch or balance tasks and the tiny park, has a small hill with steps one side and a slope the other, some hand rails, pebbles ground to walk on..

I know that the Japanese Orthopedic Association recommends training to prevent locomotion disorder as you grow older.  So I think this is probably a community based part of that,  Its interesting reading, especially at my age …


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