Exercise For Older Adults
WHY EXERCISE WITH OLDER ADULTS?
At Bethefittest we specialize in exercise for older adults. Research indicates that participation in regular exercise will help to reduce and/or avoid functional declines, chronic illness and incidence of disease relating with ageing. Within older adults, the risk factors of disease increases and regular exercise is significant to help reduce these risks and has been shown to bring forth favourable adaptations for healthy ageing.
At Bethefittest we have fully qualified trainers who are specialists in working with the older adult. We recognise all age related changes to the body, degenerative diseases, Psychological and Sociological Benefits of Exercise for Older Adults, guidelines for adapting exercise for older adults and exercise programming.
WHAT WE DO
We will undertake structural, postural, balance and fitness testing in order to assess your current physical state also to gather information where you have any weaknesses or declines. We then will create a bespoke programme created individually for you which will be made to mechanically support movements which can replicate to everyday life.
Aerobic exercise is a great way to help maintain and improve the heart and lung function and cardiac output. Strength and resistance training will help the loss in muscle mass and strength typically associated with aging, thereby improving functional capacity. Also important, reduction in risk factors associated with disease (heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and so on) will improve health status and contribute to an increase in lifespan. Together, these training adaptations will greatly improve the functional capacity of older men and women, therefore improving their quality of life and extend independent living.
What the Service Offers You?
Structural, postural, balance and fitness testing
Created programmes for each client individually which will be made to mechanically support functional movements
Reduction in risk factors associated with disease (heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, etc) will improve health status and contribute to an increase in lifespan