Older Adult Fitness
The Prescription for a Healthier, Better Retirement is Exercise!
Older Adult Fitness
Aging is not a dirty word! After all, you wouldn’t trade the wisdom you’ve earned from your life experiences or the confidence you’ve gained for anything. However, if you are like many others in mid-life and beyond, you might be dealing with some physical issues that can accompany getting older.
It’s never too late to become active! In addition to enhancing your quality of life and ability to pursue your interests, older adult fitness for adults age 50+ plays an important role in preventing health problems and managing those common disorders that might already be present such as diabetes, high blood pressure, depression and elevated cholesterol. Including just a moderate amount of exercise into your lifestyle can result in significant health benefits.
Older Adult Fitness Programs Include:
- Preventative or Restorative Exercise Program
- Initial Consultation
- Body Composition Assessment
- Fitness Assessment
- Nutrition Plan
- Equipment Use
- Workout Tracking, Logs, and Report
- Unlimited phone, text and email support
Active Seniors Enjoy Life More
Did you know that moderate-intensity physical activity can help you live longer and reduce health problems? Regular exercise helps control blood pressure, body weight and cholesterol levels, and cuts the risk for hardening of the arteries, heart attack and stroke. It conditions muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones to help fight osteoporosis, keep your body more limber and stabilize your joints, thus lowering the risk of everyday injury.
The Best Retirement is an Active One
Physical activity protects against declining health and fitness and adds years to your life. Get into great shape and do all the things in your life you’ve been wanting to do with energy, enthusiasm, and most importantly, with a reduced risk of injury. Join the growing number of older adults who are actively demonstrating that exercise helps keep a body strong.
Myths About Exercising and Aging
Myth 1: There’s no point to exercising. I’m going to get old anyway.
Fact: Exercise and strength training help you look and feel younger, while staying active longer. Regular physical activity lowers your risk for a variety of conditions including: Alzheimer’s and dementia, heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, high blood pressure, and obesity.
Myth 2: Older adults shouldn’t exercise. They should save their strength and rest.
Fact: Research shows that a sedentary lifestyle is unhealthy for adults over 50. Inactivity often causes older adults to lose the ability to do things on their own and can lead to more hospitalizations, doctor visits, and use of medicines for illnesses.
Myth 3: Exercise puts me at risk of falling down.
Fact: Older adult fitness builds strength and stamina, prevents loss of bone mass and improves balance; actually reducing your risk of falling.
Myth 4: It’s too late. I’m already too old to start exercising.
Fact: You’re never too old to exercise! If you’ve never exercised before, or it’s been a while, start with light walking and other gentle activities.
Myth 5: I’m disabled. I can’t exercise sitting down.
Fact: Chair-bound people face special challenges but can lift light weights, stretch and do chair aerobics to increase their range of motion, improve muscle tone, and promote cardiovascular health.