Aerobic & Strength Training for Seniors
We all want to grow older in a healthy, fit and active way. Sadly statistics globally suggest that many individuals do not. In the most recent WHO (World Health Organisation) guidelines for physical activity report published in the British Medical Journal 2020, 1 in 4 adults and 3 in 4 adolescents do not complete even the basic aerobic exercise guidelines or 150 – 300 min of moderate level activity or 45 – 150 min or vigorous activity each week.
It seems we are becoming a sedentary and obese global population – time to do something about it! For most people of good health and full ability it is not rocket science – eat less exercise more is a good start point!
In our previous post we covered the issue of falls in seniors caused by poor stability, balance and strength. We looked at how balance and proprioceptive training can help to reduce falls occurring.
Let us expand those training principles further now into general training for health and happy living for seniors in relation to the 2020 WHO report and recommendations….