There are many benefit to exercising as we are aging, but did you know that there is more to it then what is obvious? These are just some of the benefits that personal training can offer to seniors.
Increase mental capacity
Increasing the blood to the brain has shown to slow mental decline and help prevent neurological issues such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Regular exercise can help delay or prevent many deseases that have been linked to aging. These incluse diabetes, heart desease, strokes, and cancer. The center for desease control has reported that senios have even more to gain through personal training then younger people. This is because of the numerous health risks that increase as we age.
Studies have shown that older adults who are physically active heal wounds 25 percent faster then their non active peers.
Improve Psychological Wellbeing
Living a healthy lifestyle affects more then your fitness. It can be linked to psychological benefits a well.
Renae can target training your balance. This will help reduce the risk of falls which otherwise could produce further injuries and loss of mobility.
Muscle strength declines greatly after age 50. It then continues to decline 15% per decade. Because of this, some light weight training is essentual as we age. This will help us remain healthy, and to continue living the Okanagan lifestyle. 40 percent of people between 45 and 64 are sedentary (inactive), increasing to over 64 percent by age 64.
Never too late
It is never too late to enter into a healthy lifestyle. This does not only include the younger seniors. People in their 80s, 90s or older have just as much to gain from regular exercise. In many ways, the need for this kind of training increases as we age.
Renae Hylton can help you!