Exercise Revolution through the Years
Did you know that we become less active as we age?
Over the past 30 years, people are living longer than they ever did before, and with the population growing older, age-related changes in health are more apparent.
The Surgeon General has declared that a sedentary lifestyle is hazardous to your health. Recently, the American Heart Association has added lack of physical activity to its list of preventable risk factors for coronary heart disease, which is the #1 killer of people over age 65. As we age, here are some of the physical changes we face:
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YOUR SOLUTION – EXERCISE
Exercise has been shown to keep older people healthier as they age. Some noticeable benefits of exercise include:
The result is a healthier you. If you are an older adult, exercising will help you with daily activities such as walking in the grocery store, lifting grocery bags, going up and down the stairs, and much more.
Remember, almost everyone will benefit from increasing their activity level. It’s important to choose an exercise program that will be interesting and enjoyable, and that fits into your daily activities.
Start slowly and gradually build up to the prescribed exertion level. This is exactly what we help you with. We teach you to always listen to your body. We help you recognize warning symptoms like dizziness, fainting, or pain or pressure in your chest. We always monitor you and are committed to your progress. We set individualized goals for you, and empower you with the tools to achieve them.
Motion Is The Key..
To improve aerobic conditioning, here are some recommendations. Please note that these are general recommendations, and your specific situation will vary, based on the results of our evaluation. As part of our commitment to your health and safety, we strongly recommend approval from your physician before you begin any exercise program.
Include a 10-minute warm-up, then the activity/sport, and a 10-minute cool-down. A cool down or recovery period is important to minimize muscle soreness.
Moderate exercise is beneficial for everyone, no matter what age! Call us today and we will determine the most effective exercise plan and design it specifically for you.