I genuinely believe every person should maintain an active lifestyle. There are so many great benefits for the mind and body. As a senior, having an active lifestyle is especially important in improving your life and health. Getting up and active can naturally reduce your blood pressure. Being Active is extremely important as you get older since many diseases start with high blood pressure.
Exercise also improves your immune system and digestion. Being active throughout the week will lower the risk of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, heart disease, and many others. Exercising makes your energy levels go up, so you will feel less tired and more energized throughout the day. As your energy levels go up, your stress levels reduce.
Exercising is a great way to reduce stress and get in a better mood. It even improves your brain function. You may notice you will fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer while also waking up feeling more energized. Being active will increase your bone density to help with Osteoporosis. Weight training will help build muscle and lose unwanted weight. It also helps with symptoms of arthritis and your posture. Making your body stronger helps fight against illnesses and infections.
Weight training is also known to heal your body faster when you get injured. When we work on balance and mobility, we teach the body how to get up and down safely to prevent falling in the future. All the steps we take in our training sessions will teach you how to properly reach up or down without the fear of being off-balance and potentially falling. There are so many excellent benefits to being active, and it’s never too late to start!