It is now known that losing the ability to do things on one’s own has more to do with inactivity. Exercise helps maintain the things you like to do and therefore keeps you independent. It is important for physical and mental health. It helps prevent falls and improves or prevents osteoporosis. Being physically active and exercising regularly can help prevent or delay many diseases and disabilities, including dementia. In addition, even those already frail or who have diseases associated with aging can improve with moderate exercise and physical activity according to the NIH.
Older adults should expect to see major changes to their body, such as improving:
Working with older adults is so encouraging because often they have the time and ambition to put into working out regularly and taking the best care of their health. I am passionate about working with older adults because it is a time where fitness makes such an impact and I love watching each client progress rapidly and succeed.