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Why Active Seniors are the best Version of Themselves

March 5, 2019

In one’s golden years, optimal health depends on many lifestyle decisions. One of the least expensive ones is exercise. Studies continually show how regular physical activity helps to prevent numerous medical issues in elders. At The Allure Group, exercising is easy with our state-of-the-art gyms in all six facilities. Each has the highest quality equipment, numerous amenities, and a pool at the King David Center. No matter what type of workout you most enjoy, its never been easier to participate and ensure your long-term wellbeing.

Want to know how exercising at Allure Group can help you? Here are the top five ways.


  • Prevents dementia


It’s the condition we’re all afraid of getting, encompassing numerous mental disorders that affect memory and cognitive function. Research on dementia is still in relatively early stages, but one proven effective treatment, both before and after diagnosis, is living an active lifestyle. A recent study showed that seniors who get regular physical activity reduced their risk of dementia by about 37%. Moderate to high-intensity activities lowered risk by as much as 66%. These statistics prove that exercise is necessary for all older adults to stay sharp and prevent mental decline as aging gets underway.


  • Helps with insomnia


Sleepless nights are a common annoyance of aging. Several factors can cause this condition, from side effects of medications to adapting to life changes. One way to help ease insomnia without additional drug intervention is to exercise. Working out can tire out the body enough so that it is ready for a quicker time falling asleep, uninterrupted night of rest, and more energy the next day. Just be sure to avoid particularly intense activity two hours before you turn in.


  • Curbs depression


Feeling down is often an unfortunate reality of getting older due to many life transitions and losses. Depression is another condition commonly treated with medication, but treatments can cause unwanted side effects and complications. Exercise is a proven drug-free way to improve mood in older adults. Studies show that elders who go to group classes can reduce depression symptoms by at least 30%. The positive effects are not just immediate but can also be felt later on in life as aging continues its process. Group participation can also promote socialization, relieve stress, and boost confidence.


  • Keeps you from falling


A common myth among senior citizens is that exercise will increase the risk of falling. In actuality, loss of balance is a symptom of weakness, not age. Physical activity improves strength, endurance, posture, and flexibility. Each of these improvements, in turn, helps with balance, which in turn reduces the risk of falling. The World Health Organization reports that consistent physical activity can reduce the risk of hip fractures by about 40%.


  • Helps to treat chronic diseases without drugs


Diabetes, osteoporosis, hypertension, arthritis, and numerous heart conditions are all improved with exercise. Moderate activity in 10-minute increments several times per day can significantly reduce blood pressure.

Are you convinced yet of the magic of exercise for seniors? If you’re not, the list of benefits goes on. Workout activities can include brisk walking, water sports, yoga, martial arts, and more. At The Allure Group, we offer everything you need to live a healthy, active, and long life.

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