Fit or Feeble

Fact: Every hour of every day, 330 Americans turn 60. Fact: By 2030, one in five Americans will be older than 65. Fact: The number of people over 100 doubles every decade. Fact: As they age, people lose muscle mass, strength, flexibility and bone density. Fact: The resulting frailty leads to a loss of mobility and independence.

You may be surprised to learn that aerobic activity, resistance training, as well as balance and flexibility exercises all improve the age related losses in physical abilities. The American Heart Association and American College of Sports Medicine have updated a series of physical activity recommendations for older adults which they have coined “active aging.” These recommendations are expected to match new federal activity guidelines from the United States Health and Human Services Department. Train Daly provides these services from qualified professionals, certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, to help their members stay fit and young. The key is to stop making the typical age related excuses and start now!