If you’re an older adult looking to establish an exercise routine, you should, ideally, be able to incorporate 150 minutes of moderate endurance activity into your week.
This can include walking, swimming, cycling, and a little bit of time every day to improve strength, flexibility, and balance.
At Krumur Clinic, we know, staying healthy and active is a priority for seniors, and for most, the key to successful ageing. As part of our lifestyle philosophy, we offer robust senior wellness programs with a core focus on strength enhancement, balance/centre of gravity, mobility, and postural training. These programs are important, however, our goal is to create a customized approach to meet your wellness needs. Whatever the situation, we are committed to your personal growth & progress.
Many seniors may feel at their age they do not need to exercise or begin an exercise program in their later years. The truth is senior wellness is a never-ending process that benefits everyone by leading to a healthier, more active lifestyle. As we age, everyday tasks become more difficult, such as getting in and out of a chair, walking for longer periods of time or lifting and carrying items such as groceries. The main goal of the program is to promote senior health and wellness by helping clients stay as active as possible, for as long as possible.
Flexibility & Range of Motion – Aging can affect the structure of your bones and muscles leading to pain and decreased range of motion. Through stretching and range of motion exercises residents are able to relieve pain, maintain or improve range of motion and eventually restore joint mobility.
Strength Training – Through the natural process of aging, our bodies begin to lose bone and muscle mass which unfortunately puts individuals at a higher risk for osteoporosis and bone breaks. By starting a strength training program, you can reduce signs and symptoms of numerous diseases and chronic conditions such as: arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, back pain and depression. Even small changes in overall muscle strength can have a huge impact on daily activities.
Aerobic – Increasing aerobic activity provides a number of benefits to older adults. For example, improved endurance and mobility for activities such as walking distances, plus increased blood flow, decreased blood pressure and higher energy levels overall.
Balance & Coordination – Regularly engaging in activities and exercises to help maintain balance and equilibrium helps you to recognize disorientation and changes in your balance. Recognizing these changes will help you avoid falls that can lead to serious injury.
Emotional – Not all wellness is physical. Our mind and body are connected in a way that they will start affecting each other if one is off. For example, seniors may become depressed and have mood behaviours if their physical health declines. It can be very frustrating for anyone to not be able to do a task that was once easy.
Upper Body Flexibility
Lower Body Flexibility
At Krumur Clinic the wellness department’s main goal is to improve the quality of life and preserve the independence of every client. All senior wellness and fitness sessions and programs are designed and taught with safety and practicality in the fore front of our minds. Please give us a call at 8551 96 5656 to learn more or to schedule a tour.