Strengthens the lower train and will improve in quality of life

7 in June, 2017

Currently, the aging population is a growing reality and a challenge that our society has to face. One of the ways to face this reality would be to further promote physical activity, thus providing active aging.

We can live with chronic diseases of the elderly (diabetes, high cholesterol, blood pressure problems, high levels of sugar, etc.) but what limits us the quality of life is the functional loss, at the physical, cognitive and social, as well as the lack of mobility, which could be caused by muscular atrophy and the deterioration of the joints of the lower train. Also, it could provide us with important injuries such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis or loss of balance due to muscular atrophy. For this reason, it is recommended that in advanced ages a functional training of the lower train be considered.
Avoid sedentary lifestyle
In different studies it has been observed that due to aging, the first abilities we lose are the strength, flexibility and functionality of the lower train. Even so, the population is not aware of it and does not invest in the prevention of this health problem as well as in others that may arise. In this way, there is a decrease in physical activity and in the long run, the loss of other abilities and motor skills.
How to train and why?
Functional training is recommended. This implies multiarticular movements of the upper and lower train with the help of exercises that apply to situations of daily life such as walking, climbing stairs, sitting down and getting out of the chair, etc. These exercises will make our day-to-day improvement and we will not be responsible for going to buy bread, playing with grandchildren, picking someone out of the ground or just that we can fit their shoes with normality thanks to a good muscle toning and adequate joint mobility. Some examples include training with materials such as erasers or steps, although it is also common to not use any objects.
For this reason, it is very important to take into account that training in coordination, balance, strength, flexibility and cardiovascular work in advanced ages can greatly improve our quality of life and health.

Author: Xavi Saborit

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