Muscular strength is necessary for:
Lifting or moving objects. Balance and stabilization of the body under ALL conditions of movement. strength helps with effort during activities of daily living. Increases bone density (especially important for women).
Having good balance is essential for many daily activities, such as walking and going up and down the stairs. Exercises that improve balance can help prevent falls, which are becoming more common among the elderly and stroke victims.
Flexibility is defined as the range of motion around a joint. It is essential not only for maximizing potential gains through range of motion, but also for maintaining proper balance and posture when performing daily activities. It also improves overall function and movement, which helps you stay young.
- Rhonda Murphy-
As I grow older, I realize the importance of our overall health and the benefits in active aging. It allows us independence. We can travel and engage in everyday activities. Something as small as going to the grocery store is so much easier if you feel safe, confident, and balanced.
As we age, an active lifestyle is more important than ever. It does not need to be complicated. A simple exercise plan of motion and movement can help you feel strong and confident.
For Mature Adults Regular exercise can help boost energy, maintain your independence, and manage symptoms of illness or pain. Exercise can even reverse some of the symptoms of aging. Not only is exercise good for your body, but it is also good for your mind, mood, and memory. I cannot stress enough how important fitness for seniors is. Whether you are healthy or managing an illness, there are plenty of ways to get more active, improve confidence, and boost your fitness level.