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9 Ways Regular Fitness Can Benefit You As You Age

As you grow older, regular fitness becomes more important for your overall health and quality of life and allows you to remain happy and independent.


As you grow older, maintaining an active lifestyle becomes more important than ever. In fact, working with a qualified Calgary fitness trainer can reverse some of the symptoms of aging, and it’s also good for your mind, mood, and memory.

Sticking to a regular fitness regimen as you age will help you:

  • Maintain your independence
  • Boost your energy
  • Manage symptoms of illness and/or pain
  • Lower your risk of injuries and falls

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At Jensen Fitness, we understand the importance of staying healthy and strong as you age. Our personal trainers have the experience and expertise to create personalized exercise and nutrition plans for clients of all ages and fitness levels, to help you meet all your strength and weight loss goals.

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9 Benefits of Regular Fitness For Seniors

It’s common knowledge: regular physical activity is good for you, and no matter your age, you should aim to make it part of your daily routine. However, exercise becomes even more important as we age, as it improves mental and physical health, helping you stay independent and happy.

Whether it’s working out with a fitness trainer, or doing some light exercise such as walking, here are just 9 reasons seniors must keep up with an exercise routine:

  1. Exercise Helps Prevent Disease: It has been shown that regular physical activity can play a key role in preventing common diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. In addition, exercise improves your overall immune function, which is important for seniors.
  2. Improved Mental Health: The mental health benefits of exercise are endless. Working out releases endorphins, which act as a stress reliever and leave you feeling relaxed and happy. On top of that, regular exercise improves sleep patterns, which is important for older adults who often suffer from insomnia.
  3. Lower risk of falls and injuries. Older adults are at a much higher risk of falls, which can prove fatal and disastrous for maintaining independence. Exercise will improve your strength and flexibility, which will also enhance your balance and coordination, reducing your risk of falling.
  4. Better cognitive function. Working out regularly with a fitness coach will do wonders for your cognitive function. In fact, studies have shown that seniors who remain active as they get older are at a lower risk of suffering from dementia.
  5. Social engagement. Maintaining relationships and strong social ties are very important for aging adults in order for them to avoid feelings of loneliness and/or depression. Whether you join a walking group or go to a group fitness class, exercise can be turned into a fun social event.
  6. Boosted immune function. A strong and healthy body will fight off infection and disease more easily and quickly. Instead of sapping energy reserves completely, recovery from an illness will take less of a toll on your body if you exercise regularly.
  7. Stronger bones. Did you know that while men lose some bone mass as they age, post-menopausal women are particularly susceptible? Exercise protects against this loss, restores bones, and contributes to better balance and fewer fractures.
  8. Better respiratory and cardiovascular function. Frequent physical activity lowers the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure. Working with a fitness trainer will help you build strong lungs and airways, leading to a  healthier heart and vascular system.
  9. Improved gastrointestinal function. If you work out regularly, it will help boost your metabolism, promote the elimination of waste, and encourage digestive health. This is especially excellent for seniors who suffer from constipation and slow digestion.

Staying Strong & Healthy as You Age

Do you want to stay strong and healthy throughout your life? Do you want to avoid the feelings of loneliness and despair that can often accompany aging? At Jensen Fitness, our qualified personal trainers can help create a customized fitness routine that will build your strength and mobility in a safe manner.

Want to know more? Contact our Calgary gym at 403-200-0199 or fill in our online contact form.


 


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Shayne Jensen

Shayne Jensen

Shayne has been entrenched in Health and Fitness for the better part of life. In his youth, Shayne played Soccer and Tennis. He also played multiple seasons of Hockey, Football, Baseball and competitive Squash. Being raised so close to the Rocky Mountains he developed a passion for Hiking, Mountain Biking and Snowboarding. A fierce competitor to all sports, at the young age of thirteen, Shayne found a new calling, he moved his athleticism from the courts to the gym.


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