Your body changes as it ages. Years of movement patterns, both good and bad, have shaped your body and continue to influence your level of pain, mobility, and strength. It is especially important to take care of yourself now so that you can continue to lead a productive and enjoyable life.
Why is exercise so important for people over 50?
- Lower back pain – this is often caused by sedentary jobs that force you to sit for the majority of the day, tightening the front of your body and weakening the back of your body. We work to correct this by lengthening the front of your hips and opening your chest, while simultaneously strengthening your back and glutes to bring everything back into alignment.
- Decreased energy and focus – Exercise can help you have a more restful night’s sleep and increase your energy during the day. It has also been shown to improve memory and brain function.
- Knee pain – Learning how to properly move through everyday tasks and strengthening the supportive musculature around your knees will improve your level of pain and increase mobility in your knee joints.
- Arthritis – Regular exercise is essential for people with arthritis. Programs can be designed to decrease pain and inflammation, improve range of motion, and strengthen the muscles around your joints for added stability.
- Bone Density – Many older adults have compromised bone strength due to decreased density. Strength training can help to slow the progress of osteoporosis and balance training will help to prevent falls.
- Weight gain – Your body composition changes as you age. Muscle tissues take longer to repair and fat cells start soaking up the calories that used to go to support your muscle cells. Strength training will keep you building muscle and burning calories.
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