- Increases Flexibility and Balance: The most common injury for seniors is a slip-and-fall that breaks a hip. These accidents usually occur in the home of the senior. By increasing flexibility and balance, seniors are less likely to fall and break a hip. It has been proven that seniors who suffer a fall become more fragile than those who don't and also suffer from an increased risk of dementia and depression.
- Lowers Cholesterol and Blood Pressure: High cholesterol and high blood pressure are two of the most common complaints of seniors. Regular exercise is shown to reduce both and improve senior health.
- Eases Stiffness and Pain in the Joints: Each year, millions of seniors are disabled by various forms of arthritis. Exercise has been shown to ease the stiffness and the pain of arthritis as the joints stretch and become flexible.
At HomeBodies, we know a senior fitness program provides not only strong bones, a healthy heart, flexibility, and balance, but also provides additional benefits seniors may not realize. According to the CDC, an exercise program for seniors provides them with more benefits than an exercise program for young adults. Our senior fitness program can:
- Increase mental capacity, resulting in a lower number of seniors with Alzheimer's and dementia.
- Prevent diseases such as diabetes, colon cancer, stroke, and may reduce the number of times a senior is hospitalized Increase the healing process of wounds by up to 25 percent faster, as well as decrease "thin skin syndrome" that results in bleeding tears in the skin of seniors Increase life expectancy by up to as much as twenty years.
- Aids in weight loss
and reduce the risk of heart attack.
Even seniors who are over the age of 80 can benefit from an exercise program. At HomeBodies, we have personal trainers who specialize in senior exercises. We provide:
- Strength training
for seniors has been shown to reverse the signs of muscle atrophy. HomeBodies personal trainers can help seniors choose a customized strength training program that includes a proper warm-up and cool-down, along with exercises that are customized to their bodies. Our personal trainers modify the exercise routine often to keep our seniors enthusiastic about their training and thus keep them active.
are wonderful exercises for seniors. Both are holistic exercises that stimulate the mind, body, and spirit. Both yoga and Pilates increase flexibility and posture, which helps seniors breathe deeper. The relaxation portions of each exercise also help seniors obtain a deeper and more restful sleep.
- Aerobic training
a vital part of a program made up of senior exercises. Seniors who walk at a moderate pace for at least two miles a day live up to six years longer than those who either do not walk at all or walk one mile daily. A HomeBodies senior personal trainer can work with you to build up to the correct amount of cardio you need each week.
We know senior exercises should be a combination of each of these types of programs. We also know that personal training for seniors can result in anti-aging fitness. Regular exercise has been proven to reduce the signs of aging both on the outside of the body and the inside.Senior Health
In fact, science has concluded that seniors who exercise on a regular, daily basis have DNA that is up to nine years younger than those who do not exercise. In addition, personal training for seniors results in seniors who are happier, more active, and who eat correctly. A well-balanced diet is also necessary for anti-aging fitness. HomeBodies senior personal trainers are experienced in fitness and nutrition counseling.