Recently, physiotherapist Jeremy Murray has developed a men's "Stretch and Strengthen" class.
In this article Jeremy talks about why it is important to keep strong and mobile
We know that as you age our bodies undergo a series of changes that effect various bodily systems, including our bones, muscles and joints. Evidence suggests that as we age we progressively lose muscle strength, suffer a reduction in bone density and experience reduced joint function.
The good news is that it is not all doom and gloom. Exercise can prevent many age-related changes to muscles, bones and joints – and reverse these changes as well. Exercise can improve bone density, increase muscle mass even as we age, improve balance and coordination reducing the risk of falls. Furthermore, research from the University of Michigan has even linked stronger muscles to increased longevity! The study, published in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, showed that people with reduced muscle strength are 50% more likely to die earlier than their stronger counterparts. What more motivation do we need?!
If you are interested you can call us on 0410 699 698 for more information or to book into a class online. The Men's "Stretch and Strengthen" class runs every Wednesday at 9am during the school term.
Written by Jeremy Murray