SeniorFIT, your activity

Marta Domingo

26 in July, 2021

Exercise is key to staying fit, preventing illness and enjoying a good quality of life.

Older people who remain physically active manage to slow down or attenuate and even reverse many of the effects of age, which has a positive impact on both the person directly and society.

Exercise is a neurocognitive protector. It prevents and delays cognitive impairment, both because of its influence on cardiovascular risk factors and because of the cognitive stimulation it generates.

Physical activity helps the elderly maintain and restore strength, balance, flexibility, and endurance of the circulatory system. These four areas are important for staying healthy and independent. That is why the Clubs Claror, within a wide range of activities aimed at all ages, you will also find theSeniorFIT activity, specially designed for people over 60 years.

These are some of the objectives of this activity:

  • Increase muscle strength and endurance which facilitates the mobility of daily life. As you age, most people lose between 20% and 40% of muscle tissue. Strength exercises help to restore this loss.
  • Improve balance helps prevent falls.
  • Be more flexible helps to recover more quickly from injuries.
  • Exercise or physical activity help feel better and enjoy life more, even in very old people.
  • Improve memory, attention, concentration and coordination.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that people over the age of 65 incorporate thirty minutes of physical activity into their daily lives.

What is SeniorFIT?

SeniorFIT is an activity directed, planned, organized and repeated regularly, which aims to maintain and / or improve the overall fitness of our subscribers over 60 years of age. Also, another objective of the activity is the learning of the realization of the exercises.

Weekly there are SeniorFIT activities both dry and in water, differentiated by the different work objectives: Cardio, Strength and Equilibrium.

SeniorFIT CARDIO

The activity SeniorFIT Cardio they are important exercises to maintain the physical condition since they facilitate the accomplishment of the activities of the daily life, displacements, to climb stairs, etc ...

These types of exercises help prevent or postpone the onset of cardiovascular disease and particularly diseases such as ischemic heart disease and heart failure.

SeniorFIT STRENGTH

With SeniorFIT Strength you will work muscle strength is one of the bodily functions that declines with age as muscle mass decreases. This decrease is called sarcopenia and includes both the loss of the amount of muscle fibers and the loss of their quality due to aging.

Strength exercises aim to increase muscle mass and strength, or at least help decrease age-associated loss of muscle mass. They are important for performing daily activities such as gaining weight, getting up from a chair without problems, loading shopping or walking at a steady pace and a safe pace.

SeniorFIT EQUILIBRIUM

In the activity SeniorFIT Equilibrium balance, stretching, proprioception, breathing, relaxation as well as coordination and joint mobility will be worked on. All of these aspects help prevent injuries during physical activity as well as prevent falls. According to statistics, every year falls affect one in three people over the age of 65, causing fractures that can cause severe deterioration in the person's health and end in serious dependence. That is why it is necessary to regain security little by little and become physically active again. SeniorFIT will help you!

Who can do SeniorFIT?

Anyone over the age of 60 who wants to improve their physical condition as long as they do not have any pathology that prevents them from doing the activity. This group activity will adapt the exercises to the diversity and capacity of the group members.

It is recommended to participate in this activity every day, or at least three times a week trying to make two sessions of muscle work, SeniorFIT Strength.

If you are over 60 years old, start your SeniorFIT activity program, aging well is in our hands and it only depends on you.

 

SENIORPHITIS = HEALTHY AGING

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Marta Domingo

Sports coach of Can Caralleu

Superior Technician of Physical and Sports Activities

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