"I love walking and being outdoors but I also like the extras that I get at the gym," Ruth Pryor Greenacres Therapy Service
Greenacres Therapy Service client Ruth Pryor is one of many Australians that took part in a 60-kilometre walking event to raise money for cancer research.
Ruth has always been an avid walker but a diabetes diagnosis five years ago forced her to reassess her lifestyle choices and make a significant change for the better. “Having the diagnosis of diabetes was the best thing that could have happened,” Ruth says. “It forced me to take a look at myself.
Following a friend’s recommendation and a referral from her doctor, Ruth began attending Greenacres Therapy Service two years ago for hydrotherapy, physiotherapy and exercise at the gym. “I love walking and being outdoors but I also like the extras that I get at the gym,” Ruth says. “My grandchildren say, ‘You’ve got muscles now grandma!’ Because they see what I’m doing they have switched their lives around. My granddaughter has started exercising and having a healthy diet.”