It's no secret that as our bodies age, things change. We lose an average of one half of a pound of muscle each year after the age of 18. Our muscles switch out its elastin for collogen (we get stiffer). We start looking down more as we walk, throwing off our posture as well as balance. Less movements seems to be as easy as they used to be.
Exercise programs reduced falls that caused injuries by 37%, falls leading to serious injuries by 43%, and broken bones by 61% according to a 2013 review study published in the BMJ.
These exercise protocols included;
Gait refers to the way that you walk. These include speed, stride length, feet positions while landing and taking off, and how your arms swing along with each step. We can work directly with you after analyzing your gait to make the improvements you need for better walking stability.
Balance has many elements to it, some of which we cannot help you with such as your vision and some causes of vertigo. There are many area where we can make a direct impact, including your inter-muscular coordination, posture, and with your pelvo-ocular reflex (your eye position will effect your hip posture).
Training for life (functional training) is a very important. The simple act of getting out of a chair can seem daunting... our goal is to make every little thing that much easier.
Because we lose an average of 20 pounds of muscle by the time we hit 60 years old, one of the most important elements is recovering that muscle strength. Our JRT Fit score will ensure that we are starting you with the exercises you need most.
We are offering a free Senior's Balance Clinic (RSVP Required) on Wednesday, April 19th. Call or text for more info and to RSVP - 720-336-1332