11 Apr There’s No Age-Limit on Fitness
The benefits of regular physical activity are no secret – yet a lot of people seem to assume that there’s an age-limit on their fitness and accept a steady decline into frailty, as if this were natural. It is not. No matter where you are in life, it’s important to remember that staying active is essential to giving you more energy, a better metabolism, a stronger body, and a fantastic way to fight against illness and disease. It is also an excellent and uncomplicated way to lift your mood and feel great.
At 6 Movements, we believe that exercise is important for everyone, which is why we ensure that our fitness programs are suitable for everyone from younger adults, to the young-at-heart as well as those of us with high-mileage bodies of any age. Here, we’re going to take a look at some of the ways that the boomer generation can benefit from frequent access to high-intensity, low-impact exercises.
Why 6 Movements is Perfect for Any Age
Before we start examining the general benefits of fitness for the boomer generation, we thought we’d start by drawing attention to why 6 Movement fitness sessions are so appealing to people at any age, or fitness level. Here are just some of the reasons that 6 Movement exercises stand out among the crowd:
- Low-impact movements: 6M classes focus on movement that is low-impact, but high-performance. You get the benefits of a high-impact workout, without unnecessary strain on your joints. We give your body all of the essential movements it needs for strength, but we don’t run, skip or jump in our classes. You will progressively build to working at an intensity that will increase your endurance. Our indoor rowers and other equipments, are easy on the joints highly and effective at improving strength and endurance.
- Right sized for you: 6 Movement exercises aren’t one-size-fits-all solution for fitness. We use heart rate monitoring that provides biometric feedback during your workout. We offer variations on movements to match your current ability.
- Our movement patterns strengthen the joints and muscles necessary to everyday life. We don’t just focus on building beauty muscles, but give you real strength that you can use in ordinary and extraordinary, life activities.
- Hand-held weight training, especially with kettlebells, can improve your mobility and strengthen your joints, while high-intensity interval training that mixes rest and short bursts of work,, provides incredible metabolic conditioning that will make you feel so good, you want to come back for more.
At 6 Movements Fitness, we design workouts that focus on your life goals and individual abilities. It’s a workout made for you, not a workout to suit the masses.
Improved Immune Function
Besides all the benefits we’ve just outlined above, it’s worth paying attention to the basic benefits that working out regularly at any age can give. For instance, a better immune system is a natural benefit of exercise. A healthy and strong body is well-equipped to fight off sickness and infection easily, and more quickly. Rather than sapping your energy, recovering from an illness will take less of a toll on your body, so you can live your life to the fullest.
Keep Everything Working Properly
As you gain more years on your timeline, you might find that people start telling you that things aren’t going to work like they used to. For example, your heart could be more at risk to issues of cardio-respiratory or cardio-vascular malfunction. Frequent physical activity, however, lowers your risk for high blood pressure and heart disease. Additionally, if you’re suffering from hypertension, exercise should help you to lower your blood pressure.
As well as boosting your cardiorespiratory system, regular physical activity also helps with gastrointestinal function. It promotes a healthy metabolism, and can help you to remove waste from your body more efficiently thanks to great digestive health. Of course, what you put into your body makes all the difference. At 6 Movements, we can help get your nutrition on the right path.
Fight Back Against Chronic Conditions and Cancer
Regular exercise is literally the cure to whatever ails you. Physical activity can lower your risk of suffering from various chronic conditions like dementia, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes. This is because it works by enhancing your blood flow and metabolism,, and keeping your organs working exactly as they should. Some studies even suggest that exercise can help you to fight back against colon cancer, heart disease, and more.
Stronger Body, Stronger Bones
Finally, exercise protects you against a loss in bone mass. Greater density within your bones helps to lower your risk of osteoporosis, while improving your balance so you’re less likely to fall or suffer from breaks in the first place. In fact, women after the menopausal stage can lose up to 2% of their bone mass every year, and men are also susceptible to issues that cause them to lose bone mass as they age. However, research done throughout a range of scientific environments has found that strength training can reduce this loss, restoring bones, and limiting damage.
Get Up, Get Down
As you sit more in life, you can lose the ability to easily get out of a chair or bed. Moving up and down from the ground and bending and stooping can become quite difficult. Your age is not the cause of this loss of freedom. This results from lack of movement and it can be reversed. At 6 Movements, we will help you regain the strength, flexibility and balance needed transition from sitting to standing, and lying on the floor, back up to standing. If you practice these movements regularly, in a safe controlled environment, should you be faced with a situation where you are down, you can help yourself get back up. These simple exercises could literally save your life one day.
Exercise is for Everyone
A consistent regimen of exercise is the perfect way to improve your quality of life at any age. Not only does it improve your chances of living a longer, and healthier more active life, but it can also limit or eliminate issues with balance, bodily functions and chronic conditions. Exercising in a positive environment, with like-minded people and friendly, knowledgeable trainers, is super fun and energizing.
At 6 Movements Fitness, we created exercise programs that work for everyone, no matter their age or fitness level. After all, everyone benefits from movement.