Benefits Of Exercising for Seniors

Cognitive and physical function decline is a common concern as we get older. Exercise can prevent or delay many of the health problems that seem to come with aging, so everyone can stay independent for as long as possible. And you want to know the best news?? Anyone can start at anytime….at any age, and reap the benefits!!

As we get older, balance and coordination becomes a BIG concern.One very important reason is because of the consequence of losing balance and falling. You can break a bone or bones, which would be a long recovery, or you fall and can’t get back up. Both really would suck, worse case scenario….you are alone! This can be quite frightening. Exercising can help you build up strength to protect the bones, as well as help with balance and coordination. This may prevent the falling or at the least, help you to get back up safely and hopefully without injury.

Exercise has a positive effect on many chronic diseases, like high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. Fitness makes the heart stronger, which in turn helps the heart pump more blood with less effort then lowering your blood pressure. Physical activity also helps control your blood sugar levels as well as it will lower your body fat.

This may sound super weird, but I promise it’s true! Moving helps reduce or alleviate chronic pain. Getting older, chronic pain is very common and can be caused by many different reasons, including disease and arthritis. Exercise reduces inflammation and pain sensitivity.

One of our goals at Duke City CrossFit is to help everyone and every age be able to do the things they love for as long as possible! Health is an investment, not an expense. Being able to move, exercise and just go outside and walk is a privilege (not everyone has this). With our programing, you will improve your functional capacity in the real world. 

This is for ALL fitness levels or ability, injuries and limitations are welcomed (we love to improve them)! To talk with one of our coaches about your health and fitness goals, schedule a free consultation. We would love to hear from you! click the link below.

“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” – George Burns

Stay happy, healthy and motivated –

  ~ Coach Laura


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