Despite the growing list of benefits of exercise for people of all ages, adults in the U.S. tend to become less active as they age. According to recent data reported by the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, roughly 30 percent of people 45-64 say they engage in regular leisure-time physical activity, falling to 25 percent of those ages 65-74 and to 11 percent of people 85 and older.
Geri-Fit Program - In addition to the wonderful strength gains that are accomplished with the program, older adults will also see an improvement in balance and functional capacity which will help lessen their chance of falls. They'll also see an improvement in activities of daily living such as carrying groceries, being able to get in and out of a car, standing up from a seated position, picking up a pet, walking up and down stairs, and just being able to walk freely again.
Go4Life Campaign - Gracious Grannies has partnered with the National Institute on Aging, NIH, Go4Life Campaign to empower older adults to become more physically active and provide evidence-based exercises, activities and resources. Most people tend to focus on one activity or type of exercise and think they're doing enough.
Our goal, however, is to choose all four types of exercise - ENDURANCE, STRENGTH, BALANCE, and FLEXIBILITY. Gracious Grannies has strategically and creatively included all four types of exercises into it's fitness programs. If you would like sign up for a Fitness class with us, press the sign up button below!