The Importance of Physical Fitness With Brightondale’s Fitness Program

Apr 15th, 2019

Physical fitness is important for the health of all people regardless of age, geography, or sex. However, for seniors, maintaining physical activity is not just important, it is crucial. Cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength developed in seniors can often mean the difference between institutionalization and independent living. The good news is that it does not take strenuous work or long hours to improve your physical health.

 

Brightondale’s Fitness Program

At Brightondale Senior Community, we offer a comprehensive physical fitness program. It offers daily group fitness and exercise programs that are completely voluntary. It offers residents a chance to improve their health, slow the aging process, and socialize with peers.

 

Benefits of Senior Exercise

More than 1 in 4 adults over the age of 50 are inactive. In reality, seniors should strive for the recommended 150 minutes of aerobic exercise (movements that get your heart pumping) per week. Here are some benefits of regular exercise our fitness program can provide:

  • Improve Circulation
  • Improve Range of Motion
  • Better Balance
  • Decrease Joint Pain
  • Increase Muscle Tone
  • Improve Overall Strength
  • Better Cognitive Function
  • Manage Chronic Conditions

 

The list goes on! The benefits to exercising regularly are many, but why are so many still not doing it?

 

It is Never Too Late

Some may feel they have been sedentary for decades, why start now? Some may feel they only enjoy team sports and will struggle to find physical exercise they like in their later years. The fact of the matter is any exercise will bring enjoyment to your brain and your body. Plus any age is good for you to start exercising again. Only 12 months of low-intensity training can bring back many of the capable feelings you once had: strength, endurance, balance, and so much more! Start up again and never stop; your body will thank you!