Fitness Training For Seniors
Read This If You’re Over 55
FITNESS Training For Seniors What You Need To Know
The World Health Organization released some startling information…
Their report—released April 26th, 2021—has indicated falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths worldwide…
…with adults over 55 being at greatest risk of sustaining moderate to fatal injuries from a fall.
So how do we prevent that from happening?
According to Harvard Medical School, the best way to prevent falls is through strength training.
Strength training is THE most effective way to slow and possibly reverse the decline of muscle tissue, bone density, and overall mobility.
Strong muscles make it easier to balance your body properly when moving or standing still, or to catch yourself if you trip…
And they’re your best insurance to make sure you can continue to do the things and see the people you love.
Strong muscles also reduce strain on your heart…
Plus they help keep blood sugar levels in check, which in turn helps prevent or better control type 2 diabetes.
Strength training doesn’t have to be complicated either…
A simple program done in-home 2 or 3 times a week can help you boost strength by up to 60%.
Strength training is highly beneficial for seniors. It can delay muscular deterioration and help build a better body with greater endurance levels. Strength training will also help condition your body enabling you to maintain a healthy level of mobility and balance. It’s also great for flexibility.
But wait there are more reasons to begin a strength training program.
Reduced mobility in later life is often due to the lack of cardiovascular health. Through a tailored exercise programme CV training can get the blood pumping and make the heart stronger and happier. Firing all your energy systems an exercise program is essential especially for maintaining a healthy weight and heart!
Balance & flexibility
Improving balance with certain exercises can really enhance the quality of later life ensuring the risk of falling is limited ensuring you are safer and injury free for longer! Your trainer will help devise a programme to improve your balance and motor skills.
Enhances every day life
Being fitter all-round will enhance almost every area of your life as a senior. You will find that you have the energy and body power to partake in your favourite activities such as golf, tennis, swimming etc – you will have a new lease of life! You won’t get tired as easily so you can enjoy the grand kids games and take them out for some fun activities! Your mobility and confidence will vastly improve giving you a better quality of life for longer!
Reduces medical health and correlates with better psychological wellbeing
Of course we must not forget that exercise releases endorphins and endorphins make us happy, it’s a scientific fact. Regular exercise will keep your mental health in check. Because you will have improved your balance, flexibility and CV health you can enjoy less falls and mishaps therefore reducing your medical health costs.
Often, as a senior you may only need to exercise 20 to 30 minutes, two or three days a week, to develop relatively high levels of musculoskeletal fitness for a better quality of life but your Personal Trainer will formulate an exercise plan tailored to your individual needs.
It’s never too late to get fit but always get clearance from your doctor first and begin your journey to the best years of your life.
If you want help with your strength training routine…
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Here Are Just Some Of The Benefits Of Personal Training In-Home
- Full assessments including blood pressure and heart rate monitoring
- Programs to improve balance and flexibility
- Injury and Rehabilitation programs
- Meditation and Qigong programs
- No Equipment necessary for your workouts
- Meal Plans + nutrition counselling included
- Personalized fitness programs with photo and video illustration
- Rewards program earning points for every session completed with inhometrainer
- Our company has completed more than 20, 000 in home personal training sessions
All of our personal trainers are 100% certified and have experience working with older adults. With over 50 personal trainers on our team, we will find the best match for your specific goals.
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