Exercise can be one of the most helpful things to do to ensure healthy aging! There are many benefits to partaking in a safe exercise routine, including:

  • Strengthening your muscles and preventing atrophy (the loss of muscle mass)
  • Improving the function of your heart and lungs
  • Improving bone density
  • Improving sleep and mental health
  • Reducing the risk of falls
  • Helping manage menopause
  • Reducing the risk of other illnesses

Working with a Registered Kinesiologist or Clinical Exercise Physiologist can ensure that you are completing safe and effective exercise to reach your goals. The general focus of exercise programs for older adults is strength training and improving balance, however, dependent on your individual goals and function, exercise programs can be altered to fit what you need to ensure healthy aging is achieved! Our Exercise Physiologist and Kinesiologist, Jane Nettleton, can help set up an exercise routine for you and provide advice where needed.