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Wise and Wonderful: July

Wise and Wonderful: July

Wise and Wonderful: July


Standing Taller – Feeling Great

As we age it becomes more important than ever to seek out the quality of life improving benefits of exercise. Throughout the aging process changes in one’s sensory system result in reduced reaction time, a lower recruitment of muscle tissue and/or undesirable recruitment of muscle tissue. According to Fullerton University’s Center for Successful Aging, age associated changes in balance and mobility can be reversed when care is taken to reinforce good habits through a structured exercise program.

In order to build a strong mind-body connection, which focuses on reinforcing good habits, care must be taken to maintain good posture and proper form during exercise. As you can see in the example below, improper form not only reinforces muscle dysfunction, it makes balance a challenge and necessitates stabilization from an object other than your own core muscles.

All of your Community Activity Director’s have been trained in proper technique during exercise. If you have questions about form and technique they are more than happy to assist!

*This blog was first published here: Sunshine Retirement Living