Maintaining ease and independence as we age.
Have you recently said something like, “my knees can’t do that anymore!” or “I’m starting to feel my age in the morning”?
Whether you’re 25 or 75, you will recognize changes in your body as you grow older. It might make you feel worried, or at a loss of control. The thing is, many of these aches and pains aren’t necessarily a symptom of our age, but a symptom of our neglecting to keep up our strength and flexibility training as we grow older.
Aging is a privilege, and taking care of our bodies as we age is the gift that we can give to our future selves.
Whether you’re fresh out of high school or long retired, it’s important to be thinking about your future self and how you can improve their quality of life with the movement you do today.
Some of the most common changes people notice in their bodies as they age include…
- Decreased range of motion
- Decreased bone density
- Decreased balance
- Loss of strength
By making a point to do at least small amounts of regular flexibility training, we can reduce our risk of injury, reduce stiffness and soreness, and maintain and even improve our flexibility as we grow older.
While we at Flexibility with Vera specialize in flexibility training, we believe it is important to incorporate the other two pillars of fitness into your routine, too. Those other pillars are cardio, and strength training. Training all three are vital in keeping our bodies healthy as we age.
While most people are aware of the benefits of flexibility training for healthy aging, often the hardest part is knowing where to start and finding the accountability needed to maintain a solid routine.
One of the easiest solutions to this problem is a program. This is why we developed Flex Fundamentals: A Four-Week Stretch Intensive. In this month-long program, you will learn all of the basics of flexibility training from proper form, to the best variations for your own individual body.