Many seniors have underlying conditions, and very few know that exercise can be a remedy for those conditions. Exercise becomes increasingly important as we age. This is why, in this session, we go into the various components of senior fitness and why it's so important.
If you’re an older adult looking to establish an exercise routine, you should, ideally, be able to incorporate 150 minutes of moderate endurance activity into your week. This can include walking, swimming, cycling, and a little bit of time every day to improve strength, flexibility, and balance. Regular exercise can help older adults stay independent and prevent many health problems that come with age. Seniors can perform any exercise as long as they are not in danger of getting hurt.
On average, seniors who want to get into an exercise program have at least one medical condition. So certain assessments and screenings need to be done to see which exercise program will be the best fit.
Some questions that we will be answering in this session are: "What fitness programs are available for older adults?" "What are the best exercises for seniors?" "What exercises should seniors avoid?"
I'm an exercise physiologist, personal trainer, and senior fitness coach. I've had many years of experience training seniors. Helping seniors achieve overall wellness is my main goal.