Exercise for aging well - Enjoy a stronger body & brain with Suna Pilates March 22 2018

 

Suna Pilates is brilliant for all ages as we offer low-zero impact workouts that strengthen the core, improve balance and flexibility and provide full-body exercise. All of these things reduce the risk of falls and improve the quality of life... but there's more to the equation.

Exercise helps you retain muscle as you age

This seems obvious, but retaining muscle tone and halting age-related muscle loss requires both regular aerobic and resistance exercise. It’s the perfect reason to get moving with Pilates. Strength, resistance, flexibility and aerobic exercises are key to preventing muscle loss. 

There is a lot more you can do too, from taking Vitamin D and eating more protein to avoiding obesity in middle age. What you do now matters to your long term health! Read more about preventing muscle loss here, or ask us about how SunaForm and SunaFit classes are ideal for mature clients.

Aerobic exercise can improve memory function & maintain brain health

It's official - an Australian study examined effects of aerobic exercise, including stationary cycling, walking, and treadmill running on a region of the brain called the hippocampus, which is critical for memory and other brain functions.

Lead author, NICM postdoctoral research fellow, Joseph Firth said "Our data showed that ... the main 'brain benefits' are due to aerobic exercise slowing down the deterioration in brain size. In other words, exercise can be seen as a maintenance program for the brain."

Physical exercise is one of the very few scientifically proven methods for maintaining brain size and function into older age.