“FALL” INTO FITNESS
Now more than ever is time to focus on immune support and mental wellbeing, alongside your physical strength and health. Exercise can help boost your immune system and it helps alleviate stress!
Exercise can enhance your energy levels, keep you at a healthy weight, and even possibly reduce some of the symptoms associated with aging. Exercise can be good for your brain and emotional state as well as your body.
Whether you’re looking to lose weight, maintain your current weight, or to feel more energetic & healthy overall, there are numerous ways to stay active – Going to the gym, biking, walking, playing a low impact sport, or playing with the grandkids! Completing a fitness assessment is important to review your goals and limitations. Know your starting point and gauge progress. I can help you.
The most important benefit for seniors from exercise is that it can add years to your life, but it will also most certainly add life to your years.
Exercise enhances your strength and flexibility, which supports better coordination and balance. It can help improve your posture and reduce risk of injury. By being physically fit, you could stay mobile and independent for longer.
Boost brain health
Exercise is well known for having a positive impact on stress levels by boosting mood and raising the level of endorphins in your body. Exercise is associated with reducing the risk of memory loss, dementia, cognitive decline, and depression.
The gym, along with other activities, are finally open again and we are stepping towards the new normal. Take the time to reflect on the polarizing emotions you felt during quarantine – the frustrations and lack of motivation on some days and then other days of feeling “okay.” Focus on YOU first. You will be better equipped to deal with stress if you make time for your goals and move a little each day!
This article has been written and submitted by:
Jenn Daoust PTS, FSTS, NWS
Performance 360 Health & Fitness
770 Richmond St Chatham ON