What is “preventative exercise”? At In Home Senior Fitness, we like to call it being proactive and simply caring for your body. You go to the dentist to prevent cavities, dentures, etc. You get your car’s oil changed so it doesn’t shut down the engine. So, what is your excuse for not exercising your body the way it was intended to prevent it from also wearing out or decaying? “Preventative exercise” can start at any fitness level. Whether you are feeling young, vibrant, and fit or you’re feeling old, tired, and out of shape, In Home Senior Fitness can create a workout plan just perfect for you.
“The benefits that seniors can gain from being physically active are well documented and extensive. As well as reducing the risk of chronic disease, being physically active can help seniors to strengthen bones and muscles, improve their ability to do daily activities, prevent falls, reduce the risk of depression, control weight, and increase life expectancy.” (U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services Physical activity and health: A report of the Surgeon General; www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov; www.cdc.goc)
Research shows us that exercise alone can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease up to 50% and 3.2 million deaths happen each year due to a lack of physical activity. We also know that falls are the leading cause of death due to injury in seniors. As mentioned above, exercise can strengthen bones and muscles as well as improve balance to reduce falls.
And again…ANY AGE IS THE RIGHT AGE TO EXERCISE!