Senior Fitness

Movement & Balance Are Key To Aging:

Maintaining a regular movement/exercise/balance routine can be a challenge as you get older. You may feel challenged by ongoing health problems and or concerns of falling. If you have never exercised before, you may feel overwhelmed and not know how to begin. As you age, regular movement is more important than ever to your body and mind.

While these may seem like reasons to not get started, they’re actually even better reasons to get moving. Movement/Exercise/Balance can energize your mood, relieve stress, help you manage symptoms of illness and pain, and improve your overall sense of well-being. In fact, these are the keys to staying strong, energetic, and healthy as you get older.

No matter your age or your current physical condition, you will benefit from our services. The rewards do not require strenuous workouts or trips to the gym. It’s about adding more movement and activity to your life, even in small ways. Whether you are generally healthy or are managing an illness—even if you’re housebound—there are many easy ways to get your body moving and improve your health. And, believe it or not it can be fun too!

The objective of 626 is to help you improve the fundamental movement patterns (squatting, lunging, pushing, pulling, and pressing) that promote proper flexibility, balance, and strength for everyday activity.

 

The Benefits of Movement:


Movement helps older adults maintain or lose weight. As metabolism naturally slows with age, maintaining a healthy weight is a challenge. Exercise helps increase metabolism and builds muscle mass, helping to burn more calories. When your body reaches a healthy weight, your overall wellness will improve.

Movement reduces the impact of illness and chronic disease. Among the many benefits of exercise for adults over 50 include improved immune function, better heart health and blood pressure, better bone density, and better digestive functioning. People who exercise also have a lowered risk of several chronic conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, osteoporosis, and colon cancer.

Movement enhances mobility, flexibility, and balance.. Exercise improves your strength, flexibility and posture, which in turn will help with balance, coordination, and reducing the risk of falls. Strength training also helps alleviate the symptoms of chronic conditions such as arthritis.

Movements can be designed for the chair–bound. You can add strengthening and flexablity movements and do seated or support cardiovascular movements to increase range of motion, improve muscle tone, and promote cardiovascular health.

Movements improves your sleep. Poor sleep is not an inevitable consequence of aging and quality sleep is important for your overall health. Exercise often improves sleep, helping you fall asleep more quickly and sleep more deeply.

Movement boosts mood and self-confidence. Endorphins produced by exercise can actually help you feel better and reduce feelings of sadness or depression. Being active and feeling strong naturally helps you feel more self-confident.

Movement is good for the brain. Exercise benefits regular brain functions and can help keep the brain active, which can prevent memory loss, cognitive decline, and dementia. Exercise may even help slow the progression of brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.

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