Increasing numbers of seniors are participating in sports and fitness activities, keeping their lifestyle active and defying the aging process. Senior fitness programs promote mobility, wellness, and safety.
Additionally, research now also proves the effectiveness of exercise in reducing cognitive decline as people age. Studies claim that various exercise, particularly resistance training, can inhibit neurodegenerative diseases. As a matter of fact, integrating strength training into a regular workout even promotes new cell generation. Several cognitive benefits have been identified from exercise for aging adults, which include:
- Improved circulation in the brain which leads to the better distribution of oxygen and nutrients to brain cells.
- New neuron formation in the stem cells as well as the formation of new blood vessels that supply the normal growth of new neurons.
- Enhanced production of important neurotransmitters which are responsible for mood stability, sleep, cognition, memory and learning.
- Increased production of neurotrophins, a protein responsible for neuron survival. It enhances cognitive function and brain plasticity.
Taking all these benefits into account, senior fitness programs in Canton, MA have been developed so that more seniors will join-in and stay young. Personal trainers can help develop a resistance training program perfect for age and level of capability to ensure safety and reduce the risk of injury. Contact Answer is Fitness for more details.