Today older adults want to stay active as long as they can and carry on their favourite activities.
They want to fight the signs of aging, stay strong, prevent injuries, and most importantly maintain independence and quality of life!
We all know that exercise is good for us, but as an older adult it is truly one of the best things you can do for yourself!
Approximately 60 percent of people over age 64 are considered sedentary. An inactive lifestyle causes older adults to lose ground in areas that are important for staying healthy, happy and independent.some Older Adults may be afraid that exercise will be too strenuous, or that physical activity will harm them, however the opposite is true: Seniors hurt their health far more by not exercising than by exercising!
Staying physically active and exercising regularly can help prevent, diminish, or delay many diseases, pain and disabilities, including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and osteoporosis. Some of the psychological benefits exercise includes enhanced mood and relaxation resulting in less depression, reducing stress and anxiety. Not to mention improved sleep, mental state, cognitive function and a general sense of well- being!
As we age we lose around 5% of our muscle and bone mass per decade unless you engage in regular physical activity to prevent it. Gentle resistance training will help you maintain or partly restore your strength and stability in the muscles, ligaments and joints and build bone mass. Another thing to go is balance along with core strength. Exercise improves your strength, flexibility and posture, which in turn will help with balance, coordination, and reducing the risk of falls.
Fitness Goals for 50+ and older adults are much different than younger generations....
These are just some of the benefits of Personal Training and Group Exercise Classes for the 50+ generation:
- Maintenance of bone and muscle mass through resistance training.
- Injury and fall prevention.
- Increasing coordination and balance.
- Strengthening of postural muscles and increasing core strength.
- Enhancing social interaction and new friendships.
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