Did you know that by the age of 40 most people begin to lose muscle mass and strength? And, by the time we hit 80 years old it is possible to see up to a 50% reduction in muscle mass and strength.
Decreases in muscle mass and strength contribute to an increased risk of falling, difficulty performing daily activities independently, and poor ability to maintain optimal cardiovascular health.
But, there are so many things that we can all do to slow the aging process. To put it simply, KEEP MOVING! Movement is one of the most beneficial things we can and should be doing throughout our lives to stay happy and healthy.
As an aging population we should all be engaging in some form of strength training. You may ask yourself “What are the benefits at my age?” Strength training can help to…
- Increase bone density
- Increase muscle mass
- Improve ability to perform daily activities
- Improve cardiovascular health
- Improve quality of sleep
- Improve hormonal responses
- Reduce chances of age related illnesses
It is never to late to accomplish your goals!
Have you never stepped into a gym before and are not sure where to start? Has it been a long time since you were in a gym or doing strength exercises? Are you an avid exerciser who wants to know if there is anything else you could be doing to maximize your health and wellness? If you answered “YES” to any of these questions then we are here to help!
One of the best ways to get started is to find a friend to join you! Not only will you get to socialize, but you can keep each other accountable in reaching your goals. Look at today as the first day of the rest of your life and make the choice to get started down a path of lifelong wellness!
Contact us at 508-852-3700 or e-mail Fitness@centralmasspt.com to learn more about our healthy aging classes, personal training packages, and semi-private training packages.
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