Resistance training provides a host of benefits for older adults, including improved muscle mass and bone density, decreased risk of injury, and better overall physical function. Resistance training can help improve balance and coordination, which are crucial for preventing falls and injuries. When starting a resistance-training program, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional, such as a physiotherapist, to make sure you're taking into account any health conditions or limitations you may have. There are many ways to get involved in resistance training - you can join a community class or work out at home with minimal equipment. Whatever your preferred method, make sure to stay active and consistent with your routine!
Strength-based exercises don't have to be boring or monotonous. In fact, there are plenty of ways to make resistance training fun and engaging. Try incorporating music, dance, or other forms of movement into your routine; join a community class that offers variety and social interaction. Or working out at home can be just as enjoyable - invest in some resistance bands or weights and come in to see one of our experienced physiotherapists to put together an individualised program for you.
Staying active in your community is important for overall physical, mental health and wellbeing. Look for local events like walks or runs sponsored by charities or municipalities. Visit your local recreation centre for classes like yoga, Pilates, or tai chi. There are also many opportunities for socialising and networking with friends at these types of places!
Here at Articulate Physiotherapy, Tarragindi, we provide individuals of all ages and abilities a variety of appropriately challenging exercises in our pilates classes; ranging from various balance, strength, and coordination exercises. If you're interested in joining our welcoming community, reach out to our friendly team on 07 3706 3407 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you in our studio soon!