As you age, the way you move–in very subtle ways over time, becomes more a function of tendons, ligaments, and supporting structures rather than muscular strength
And because these structures that literally bind our bones and muscles together are so strong, it is a long-term task creating changes. Muscles react relatively quickly to exercise. Within a matter of weeks a beginner, at any age, will notice significant strength gains from a properly designed resistance training program. The mindset to achieve significant range of motion changes must be focused on the longer term. The process itself is more tedious and involves a regular program of stretching.
Proper exercise remains your best tool for not only maintaining what abilities you now have, but working to increase them–at any age!
The restoration of normal patterns of motion can be critical for personal safety.
Yoga is an ideal way to focus on this vital aspect of your health and wellness.
To Your Health and Fitness,
Categories: Senior Fitness