Personal Training Wilmington, NC
An Exercise Plan Designed Specifically for Your Body
to Help Reduce the Effects of Age Related Conditions
OSTEOARTHRITIS-Studies have shown that strength training is just as effective at easing the pain of arthritis as the use of medication. Strong muscles help protect
and support joints affected by arthritis. The right strengthening exercises will also
help to increase range of motion in the muscles. Improved flexibility will reduce the
risk of falls and also help improve arthritic conditions.
OSTEOPOROSIS-Osteoporosis is a crippling and debilitating disease where bone is lost at a rate faster than the body can replace it. When bone is lost, the body
becomes more susceptible to fractures. Strength training will help strengthen bones and build bone minerals. It is important to exercise with the proper amount of weight to increase bone density. If you don’t workout with enough weight, it will do little to improve your bones. It is important for individuals with osteoporosis to have a specific program designed to build bones and prevent injury.
SARCOPENIA-After the age of 30, the body loses about a half a pound of muscle
per year. This is a condition called sarcopenia. As muscles shrink fat takes their place. This process slows the metabolism. Sarcopenia can lead to osteoporosis, obesity, diabetes, and joint related injury. The proper fitness training routine will prevent muscle deficiency from occurring as you age.
LOWER BACK PAIN-Most people suffer from low back pain at some point in life. Specific exercises can help strengthen the muscles in the lower back. Strengthening the muscles in your lower back can help alleviate pain and prevent further injury. Losing excess body fat can also help alleviate lower back pain by reducing additional pressure on the spine. Remember not to neglect lower back exercises. The proper lower back strengthening routine will also help you improve balance, mobility, and posture.
DEMENTIA-Activities like crossword puzzles can help keep your brain active, but
are not nearly as effective as the benefits of exercise on the brain. Exercise benefits
brain functions as diverse as multitasking and creativity and can help prevent
memory loss, cognitive decline, and dementia. Exercise may even help slow the
progression of brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.