Let's Face it, as we grow older, one of the biggest fears we have is losing our independence. Maintaining your capability to perform the common activities of daily living is fundamental to your ability to live independently. Strategically exercising to focus on enhancing your functional fitness will help you stay independent and enjoy life! At Charter House we offer over 20 fitness classes a week, along with three full time American College of Sports Medicine Certified Trainers to help you with all your fitness goals!
"As you age, it is vital to incorporate things into your life that will minimize your decline. One of the most significant things that will impact your level of independence
is losing your strength and coordination. This is why people fall. Your functional capacity is impacted by your skeletal muscle strength. Once you lose the ability to get up, your world gets smaller which impacts your cognition and your quality of life. So, declare war on your skeletal muscle loss. Focus your functional fitness training on building up your strength and coordination. Use strength training to build up your skeletal muscle so you can perform your daily activities. Engage in programs designed to improve your balance. Then incorporate quality nutrition into your diet to keep your muscle mass in good shape. Protein is critical as it helps build your skeletal muscle. This will help your body’s complex mechanisms continue to operate together to keep you healthy and able to enjoy life." - Michael J. Joyner, M.D., Professor of Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.
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