RESISTANCE TRAINING IS THE KEY TO LONGEVITY
Too many adults these days, are limiting themselves and
simply aren't enjoying life anymore.
At Physiqueology we want to change that mentality and put confidence back in your step !
The benefits of Resistance Training for Mature Age clients
Relief from Back Pain
(Overall body Strength can lead to less back pain and help you perform daily activities better with little to no pain).
Relief from Knee Pain
(Common niggling knee pain or old injuries can plague the day to day life of many people.) We can help to alleviate pain and in a lot of cases remove the pain altogether.
Relief from Joint Pain
(Weight training strengthens the muscles, tendons and ligaments around your joints, which takes stress off the joint and helps ease pain. It can also help increase your range of motion).
Proven to improve cognitive ability and overall quality of life.
Improved blood sugar control
(Weight training helps to control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. It can also reduce your type 2 diabetes risk. Strength training for at least 150 minutes a week lowered diabetes risk by 34 percent compared to being sedentary).
It moderates the development of Sarcopenia (the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength associated with aging) something that just cardiovascular exercise alone does not do.
We also provide a Movement/Posture Assessment and work on improving the Posture.
As poor posture can be the catalyst to a number of problems throughout the body.
The fact is, even though you might not care as much about how your muscles look as you did in your 20s (but then again, you might!), you certainly should care about how your muscles function.
Without any form of weight or resistance training, your muscles will atrophy and lose mass.
Age-related loss of muscle mass is known as sarcopenia,
and if you don’t do anything to stop it you can expect to lose about 15 percent
of your muscle mass between your 30s and your 80s.
No one wants to lose their strength or their ability to function independently.
By helping you maintain your muscle mass and strength,
strength training can quite literally, give you the ability to keep on living !
With increasing muscle strength come increased levels of spontaneous activity in both healthy,independent older adults and very old and frail men and women.
Strength training, in addition to its positive effects on
bone density, energy metabolism, and functional status,
is also an important way to increase levels of physical activity in the older adult.
Weight/Resistance training is important throughout your life,
but in many ways it becomes even more important as you age.
Even if you’re in your 80s, it’s not too late.
Resistance Training does not pose a greater risk of injury
than other types of exercise even among individuals with cardiovascular disease.
It is shown to be safe and very beneficial among individuals with
low bone mass or those who are physically frail.
It only takes as little as 1 - 2 hours a week
to completely change your life for the better.