As we get older our bodies deteriorate in a various ways. Our ability to balance gets worse, it takes us longer to recover from injury and we tend to lose muscle mass (strength) . to name but a few of these effects. We can provide a tailored exercise regime for older people which is associated with our functional fitness discipline.
Start an exercise programme designed for people of your age and you will give yourself the best chance of aging well.
Exercise is as essential as the regular health checks your GP offers and can help with many of the health problems faced by menopausal women and men over 60.
People lose up to 5% of their lean muscle tissue per decade from their 30’s and significantly more after age 65. With less muscle mass you become weaker and less stable so it is directly related to maintaining good health.
The stronger your muscles, the higher your metabolism and the rate at which you burn calories, making it easier to control your weight.
Strong muscles keep you more stable on your feet reducing the risk of falling.
Being fitter reduces your risk of heart disease and diabetes.
To maintain a good quality of life you need to be able to lift, carry and feel in control. You also need to be able to climb stairs easily and be fit enough to live life to the full.
By keeping a little bit fitter you’ll be able to enjoy time with your grandchildren, friends, dogs etc. as well as having increased energy for your day to day life.