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Low-Impact Exercises Bring Improved Joint Health for Older Adults

Posted by Lynne Giacobbe on May 25, 2012 at 9:12 AM

low impact exerciseKendal at Oberlin has a wealth of fitness and wellness programs, which Kendal at Home members are invited to take part in, too. Participating in low-impact exercises and water aerobics, as well as other fitness classes found right on our campus, is just one of the ways to keep healthy.

You may think that the best way to keep from feeling joint discomfort would be to avoid exercise, but physician now know that this may not be the best solution. Low-impact exercise can help to improve joint health because it strengthens your body overall.

Increasing Joint Health

The key to increasing joint health is to find the low-impact exercise that works for you. At Kendal we offer water aerobics, the Arthritis Foundation’s aquatic program, water Tai Chi, and water fitness classes. If you would prefer to exercise on land, we’ve got programs for that, too, with yoga, chair fitness, dance aerobics, and stretch and strength classes. Low-impact exercise doesn’t have to be in the pool—even walking and work outs in our fitness center can improve joint health.

Make Movement Easier

There are strong benefits from low-impact exercise as it can help strengthen the muscles and bones that work in concert with your joints to keep you moving. The right exercise can make movement easier for you. With fitness facilities, fun classes, and great instructors, low-impact exercise will improve your overall health and fitness, allowing you to have more time and energy for the fun activities and exciting social atmosphere in our community.

Starting an exercise regimen to improve your fitness can also help you in other areas of your life. Exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight. It can also help you to sleep better and boost your mood. At Kendal we make low-impact exercise easy to integrate into your daily life by making it a fun and social event, whether you live at Kendal at Oberlin or belong to Kendal at Home.

To learn more about Kendal’s focus on fitness, schedule a free tour of the community and fitness center today. 

*Remember to consult your personal physician before starting a new exercise program or routine.

Topics: Kendal at Home, benefits of exercising, Senior Independence, Kendal at Oberlin

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