Exercise is essential for healthy aging. Having a consistent exercise routine helps to reduce risk of mental health conditions, improves cognitive function, and helps our bodies to function optimally.
Quickly learn some of the benefits of strength-based training for older adults
Benefits of Strength Training
- Fewer Falls
Falls are one of the most common injuries for older adults. Targeting balance and strength can help prevent injuries and ER visits.
- Maintain Independence Longer
Strength-based training helps you to extend your ability to live independently. With greater strength, you’ll have less of a need for assistive devices like walkers or wheelchairs.
- Better Health
Strength training helps maintain bone density, control blood sugar, improves cholesterol, reduces muscle loss, and relieves or lessens arthritis pain. Improving your overall health
- Recover Faster
If you do have a procedure, strength-based training can help reduce recovery time and get you back out into your normal life faster.
- Improved Cognition
Not only does strength training help your body, it also reduces stress and improves coping skills. But that’s not all, incorporating dual tasking in the workout helps improve cognitive function.
Learn more about the benefits of strength-based training for older adults in this podcast episode