It can be easy to take mobility for granted. Whether you’re shopping or enjoying a vacation at the amusement park, flexibility and balance are essential. The good news is, there are things you can do today that will build the endurance and strength you need to remain active through your 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond.
The Marsh offers fitness programs that can help improve functional movement. These programs exercise both the body and mind. Starting good habits as early as possible will help you ensure that you’re fully able to tackle whatever challenges life brings you as you age.
Hit the Water
Water exercise is often recommended for patients with joint pain and other issues, but it has benefits for anyone. In fact, 30 minutes of swimming burns the same number of calories as jogging for 30 minutes without as much stress on the body. Aquatic Bodywork goes beyond burning calories to relax your mind and central nervous system. Participants have reported improved circulation, better sleep, and even relief from chronic pain, among many other benefits.
Some prefer the socialization that comes from taking classes. But one-on-one training has plenty of benefits of its own. With private training, an expert customizes a program to meet your own unique goals. In addition to having a customized experience, you’ll also get a level of coaching and accountability that can provide that extra push you need. This one-on-one training can be applied to everything from aquatic fitness to weightlifting to ensure you’re getting the workout you prefer.
Nutrition and Diet
No matter your age, what you put in your body is more important than the activity you put it through. Learning good eating habits can be crucial to staying healthy as you age. A nutritionist can help you understand the foods you need to keep your energy high and your health risks low.
Don’t Forget Mental Health
Mental health plays just as vital a role in your overall well-being as physical health. By practicing mindfulness, you can reduce stress and change the way you perceive the things that happen to you every day. You don’t even have to make it an hour-long practice. A couple of minutes of stopping to relax and living in the moment can make a big difference. Taking classes can be a great way to learn various techniques so you can learn to put the practice to use in your own life.
When the time comes that you need to recover from an injury, chronic pain, or surgery, rehabilitation can help you get back to normal. You’ll move forward feeling better than ever. You may associate rehabilitation with joint and bone injuries, but vestibular rehabilitation can help with balance, particularly in those who suffer from chronic dizziness or vertigo.
The Marsh helps members of all ages stay active and healthy. We also provide plenty of opportunities to get to know others and have fun. Check out our featured programs and upcoming events to find activities you love.