Loss of strength through age is an important factor in mobility and the increased the risk of falls. Physical activity and exercise will help maintain mobility and strengthen muscles and tissue, all leading to greater stability and balance. Regular physical activity as we age will preserve muscle performance. Studies have show strong evidence that strength and endurance training improve muscle performance in older adults. Lifetime regular physical activity is recommended for all older adultsand should include strength training as well as exercises for mobility.
The variety of exercise tools that make up Ageless Grace® include both strength and mobility and include the following factors:
Dexterity in the Fingers, Hands and Wrists (ADLs)– we need to demonstrate our ability to look after ourselves as we age. Dexterity in our fingers and hands is an important part of that
Joint Mobility – if we can move our joints regularly in a pain-free way we can maintain our mobility
Upper Body Strength – as we age we tend to lose strength in our upper body
Mobility, Strength and Agility in the Entire Upper Arm – we use our shoulders and upper arm extensively. We need to look after them
Hip Flexors and Lower Body Function – our gait is dependent on our hip flexors, legs and feet