Can a Personal Trainer be helpful for Seniors? Research has actually shown a well-planned exercise program can even help elderly seniors quit using walkers and wheelchairs.
Absolutely not! Research has shown that weight-bearing exercise can reduce the rate of bone loss even among postmenopausal women. Weight-bearing exercise includes activities such as walking, running, and resistance training.
You can benefit from weight-bearing exercise at any age. See your physician to educate yourself about your bone health. Your physician can order a test to assess your bone density and give you information about supplements and nutrition to reduce the mineral loss of your bones. It's never too late to improve the health and strength of your bones.
Absolutely not! I actually created another program for my mom who is 90 years old!
Research has actually shown a well-planned exercise program can even help elderly seniors quit using walkers and wheelchairs. I currently have two clients who are over 70 years old and doing really well in the program. One of my other seniors (Karen) had a host of physical obstacles that we had to work around and look at her now!
Here's a general rule of thumb.
A 50 year old has a 50% chance of getting osteoporosis.
A 60 year old has a 60% chance of getting osteoporosis.
A 70 year old has a 70% chance of getting osteoporosis.
Women are up to five times more likely to get it than men.
Exercise that involves the movement of your joints strengthens and improves the muscles that hold the joint. It actually decreases the pain of osteoarthritis.
A good overall exercise program, including cardiovascular training, resistance training, and flexibility training, is recommended for those who have osteoarthritis.
Like everyone else, seniors need to engage in cardio, strength training and flexibility exercises to stay healthy and maintain as much strength and functionality as possible.
I have had many, many seniors over the years and yes it's fairly typical that when someone gets to a certain age they can have mobility issues, chronic pain, knee and back issues etc.
However there are always ways to work around most if not all age related issues thereby still benefiting from regular exercise. Keep in mind that every one of my clients are individuals ... no two people are alike and that's why after an assessment I'm able to tailor make a regimen specifically for that individual ... regardless of their physical limitations.
This is just for the next few days or the next three clients ... whichever comes first. Call me today at 416-726-4482 for an absolutely FREE no obligation consultation.