How To Live Better As You Age
Learn how you can improve your quality of life and age gracefully with exercise and strength training.
Learn how to exercise around your injuries.
Learn proper training technique, stretches, nutrition and functional and practical movement patterns used in everyday life.
This program is scalable to fit each individual. Please call Dannette at 970-985-0206 for more information.
- Increase muscle tone
- Reduce the risk of injuries and falls
- Maintain or lose weight
- Improve balance
- Promote healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels
What happens to bones as we age?
Bone tends to decrease in density which can lead to osteoporosis and increase risk of fracture. Osteoporosis is responsible for more than 1.5 million fractures annually. Research shows weightlifting can increase bone density in the hip and spine. Weightlifting increases stress on the bones as the muscle contract which can cause the bones to thicken.
What happens to muscles as we age?
Muscle mass decreases as we age. Beginning in the fourth decade of life, adults lose 3%-5% of muscle mass per decade, and the decline increases to 1%-2% per year after age 50. Muscles keeps us strong, helps us maintain our weight, and it contributes to balance and bone strength. Without it, we can lose our independence and our mobility. It is not too late to build muscle. Muscle mass can increase at any age in response to exercise.
What happens to balance as we age?
You guessed it, it decreases. Falling is a major problem as a result. One of every three Americans over the age of 65 falls each year. These falls account for 87% of all fractures and are the second leading cause of spinal cord and brain injury. Physical activity can improve balance and reduce the risk of falling. Research studies report that muscle strengthening and balance retraining exercises reduce the risk of falls and fall injuries by as much as 35%-45%.