Senior Strength Training

October 22, 2010 | Posted in: Blog, Employee News

As we age, our bodies experience physical & physiological changes. Weight training for seniors can help older adults remain active & mentally sharp well into their aging years.
As we age our muscles lose mass & strength, joints become stiffer making it difficult & sometimes painful to move. Strength training can rebuild lost muscle strength.
Strength not only aids with movement but also helps balance, helping to prevent falls.
Strength training also helps the immune system & with skin elasticity. Tighter skin with less hanging can also help the elderly feel more comfortable with their bodies.
It is recommended that a strength program for the elderly be guided by the expertise of a personal trainer.