AGE is NO Restriction for your Fitness

AGE is NO Restriction for your Fitness

Clarice House Personal Trainer Nolan Sunnassee highlights the importance for exercise for all ages.

Average life expectancy for a man was 65 years old in 1950 and by 2050 its estimated to be 91 years old (Dept of Work & Pensions) With life expectancy growing rapidly in our society, exercise is a great way to enhance your health and well being for years to come.

Keeping fit through exercise has been proven to provide great benefits for our aging population, these include:

 

  • Lowers risk of dementia (Ahlskog 2011)
  • Reduces speed of muscle wasting and heart failure (Gielen 2012)
  • Maintains and improves decision making, memory and attention (Voss 2011)
  • Preserving muscle mass and strengthen tendons and bones. This helps to protect against falls and injuries (Mayer 2011)
  • Helps with depression (Lindwell 2011)
  • Quality of life (Lin 2007)
  • Reduces risk of major diseases such as diabetes, osteoporosis, and cancer (Nied 2002)
  • As a marker for longevity (Koch 2011)

 

So being too old to exercise is no longer an excuse!

 

 

One of clients Christine, a 65 year old lady, with very little exercise experience being able to lift her over 8½ stone (55kg) with only 4 months of guided fitness training.

 

 

Christine now performs lateral jumps.

About the Author:

Nolan Sunnassee
Nolan Sunnassee is a personal trainer based in Colchester, Essex, with extensive professional experience in one on one fitness training, nutrition advice, and health/lifestyle management.