Why exercise is Important
If you’re an older adult looking to establish an exercise routine, you should, ideally, be able to incorporate 150 minutes of moderate endurance activity into your week, that is how much exercise The Centers for Disease Control and PreventionTrusted Source suggest for generally fit Americans aged 65 and older.
Consider what happens to someone bedridden for a period of time: muscle mass, flexibility, strength, bone density, and range of motion all diminish in just a matter of days. There are also unseen effects that are equally damaging; every organ reduces function and slows its activity. Lack of movement is devastating to the human body.
Aging is very much like a longer version of being bedridden. Slowly, over decades, the same decreases in capability occur AND the antidote is the same: MOVEMENT.
The benefits of exercising at any Age
The golden age can stay golden if you are ready & healthy enough to enjoy it! We are never too young or too old to exercise. Here are just some of the benefits of Senior Exercise:
- Improved Immune Function: So you can fight sickness more easily & quickly.
- Improve Cardiorespiratory & Cardiovascular Function: Lower the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure & stroke. If you have hypertension, exercise will help lower your blood pressure.
- Get stronger: Maintaining and building muscles makes you stronger and protects you from the risk of osteoporosis by improving bone mass and density.
- Improve Balance & Coordination: Reduce your risk for falls with exercise.
- Encourage Digestive Health: Boost your metabolism & promotes the efficient elimination of waste.
- Reduce the risk for Chronic Conditions and Cancer: Exercise lowers the risk of serious conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, osteoporosis, and colon cancer, to name a few. It also helps in the management of high cholesterol and arthritis pain.
- Manage weight: Lower the risk or fight obesity that is related to a myriad of health conditions.
- Improve Mental Health: Exercise helps with your mental acuity & focus.
- Improve Mood: Exercise reduces your stress levels & makes for a happier you!
- Sleep Better: Exercise can make you fall asleep faster & achieve that deep sleep easier.
- Boost Energy: So you can enjoy life more! It also helps to do it in a group & make it a time to connect with friends.
We Help senior clients discover the key to a healthy and happy life
The Centers for Disease Control and PreventionTrusted Source suggest this amount of time for generally fit Americans aged 65 and older. Even though this sounds like a lot, the good news is that you can help.
Frequent, purposeful, and often strenuous movement is required for optimal aging. Proper exercise can delay age-related functional decline by decades, preserving our independence and ability to enjoy a wide variety of activities.
We offer you a customized exercise program tailored to your specific needs and medical conditions to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Our programs include weight training, aerobics, and stretching and balance.
Nothing works to reverse age-related functional decline as well and as rapidly as weight training with progressive resistance. It raises testosterone production; – the hormone of your youth needed in both men and women for maintaining muscle structure and increases growth hormone output and lowers blood sugar. Weight training also encourages the burning of fat for energy, improves immune system function, makes bones stronger and more dense, and lets your entire body function on the level of a person decades younger.
The idea behind aerobics is that elevating our heartbeat rate and respiratory demands for a protracted period will improve heart-lung function, giving us the ability to exercise for longer periods, improving our endurance. Lung efficiency – our ability to get oxygen in and CO2 out of our bloodstream – greatly improves over someone of the same age who is sedentary.
A balance between aerobic and anaerobic exercise is the best strategy to achieve overall fitness for optimal aging.
Stretching and Balance
The importance of posture, fluidity of motion, flexibility, and balance are undeniable in terms of aging gracefully. We incorporate stretching before and after every workout. We start every workout with stretches to prepare your body for exercises we going to perform and we finish every workout with a set of stretches to make your body works like a well-oiled machine.
Today, one in three adults over the age of sixty-five experiences a fall each year, and the effects have far-reaching consequences that go beyond the initial injury. A good balance routine added to a regular exercise regimen will help seniors stay mobile longer than their non-exercising counterparts. Balance is the ability to move without falling and distribute your weight in order to hold a stable stationary position. It is like anything else in life, the more you practice, the better it will function.