I bend so I don’t break.
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.”
-George Bernard Shaw
Wisdom. Patience. Experience. Knowledge. A few of the many amazing things we acquire as we get older. At least we hope we do. If only our younger selves knew what our older selves now know right? Imagine the mistakes we could have avoided making.
Unfortunately, there are a few other things we may find we acquire as we get older such as aches and pains. The main thing we need to do no matter what our age? Keep moving. It is very easy to get up in the morning, feel those aches and pains and give in to doing nothing more than sit on the couch. But you have to fight it.
The benefits of exercise are many but some pretty important reasons include heart health, stronger bones and muscles which go a long way toward preventing injuries. And that is a fact no matter if you are 18 or 78. (Read this next click here: Get Moving. Your health depends on it)
Functional fitness such as Senior Sweat and Tone to Tabata to CrossFit go a long way to helping us stay strong. But it doesn’t stop there. Stretching including focus on core strength is equally important. This is why many of us as we get older, find we feel much better when we incorporate yoga and pilates into our exercise routines.
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Yoga, pilates or stretching is important to overall health and wellness.
The seniors in my Gentle Flow Yoga class report they feel much better in as little as two weeks from when they started. Even folks that struggle with pain caused by joint stress or arthritis report feeling much better. And one of the best things about yoga is that it is adaptable to many different ages, physical abilities and needs.
How can yoga, pilates or a stretching program help you? Below are a few reasons:
- Yoga and pilates improves balance and stability. Not only can strengthening your body prevent falls, a stronger body recovers faster from injury.
- Improves flexibility and joint health. I always tell folks don’t give up. Keep pushing through. One day you’ll be at home and find you’re able to do something that you couldn’t do before such as bend over and pick something up off the floor.
- Improves your breathing. Your life is dependent on your breathing. You can go days without food or water but only a few minutes without breathing.
- Yoga helps you stay in the present. How? So much of yoga or pilates is focused on breathing and listening to your body. When you focus on moving from position to position, you become more aware not only of your body but of your surroundings.
Staying strong and healthy as we age isn’t only about looking good. It’s about feeling good – inside and out. Have a great week!
To your health,
p.s. If you’re not comfortable going to the gym, won’t you join me online? Exercise in the comfort of your home with me live or at a later time convenient for you. Senior Fitness, Tabata, Zumba, Gentle Flow Yoga and more all available on demand with me. Join me here: Online Fitness Classes with Denise
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Denise Sanger lives a life split between her love for fitness and her passion for travel particularly to the BEACH. Denise also has a love of marketing and lives in beautiful Suwannee County, Florida. You can find out more about Denise here: About Denise