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6 Benefits Of Strength & Conditioning Exercises

There are many benefits to exercising at any age but as we get older the importance of keeping physically active is essential to ensure we thrive in our later years. There are different forms of exercises you can do to suit your own abilities. Exercises can include walking, swimming, gardening or playing tennis. It is recommended, as well keeping active, to participate in strength & conditioning exercises to maintain your overall health. The NHS have further guidance on Strength and Flexibility exercises and the importance of integrating these in to your week.  Here are 6 benefits of performing strength & conditioning exercises:

  1. Increased muscle strength: As we age, we tend to lose muscle mass and strength. Strength and conditioning exercises can help to reverse this trend by building muscle and increasing overall strength.
  2. Improved balance and stability: Strength and conditioning exercises can also improve balance and stability, which can reduce the risk of falls and injuries.
  3. Increased bone density: Resistance training, which is a type of strength and conditioning exercise, can help to increase bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
  4. Better overall health: Strength and conditioning exercises can improve overall health by reducing the risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.
  5. Increased independence: By improving strength, balance, and overall health, strength and conditioning exercises can help older people maintain their independence and perform activities of daily living more easily.
  6. Improved mental health: Exercise, in general, is known to have mental health benefits, and strength and conditioning exercises are no exception. Regular exercise can improve mood, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve cognitive function.

We know strength and conditioning exercises can help older people maintain and improve their physical and mental health. They can also reduce the risk of chronic diseases and injuries, and allow people to maintain their independence as they age. At Delta Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation we have our Over 55s Strength & Conditioning classes which are perfect to keeping active and healthy. If you would like more information on our Over 55s Strength & Conditioning classes do not hesitate to contact the team on 0161 641 3900.

*It’s always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional before starting a new exercise programme.

 

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