Physiotherapists can provide advice on how to safely exercise so that older people can realise the benefits of exercise. Studies have shown that older adults who engage in regular physical activity gain many benefits including improved balance, strength, coordination, motor control, flexibility, endurance and even memory.
Exercise can also help to reduce the risk and impact of illnesses that are more likely to affect older people. Research also shows how effective physiotherapists are in treating and preventing joint problems, balance disorders, the risk of falls, strength decline and reducing high blood pressure and obesity.
The genuine reflexology is the application of pressure to particularly affected areas of the body. A reflex action in another part of the body is stimulated by the manipulation of each specific area.
- Relieve pain and stiffness caused by too much exercising or extended periods of muscle usage
- Prevent and cure many symptoms such as a headache, stress, asthma, constipation and migraine
- Boost blood circulation
Aqua Aerobics is a type of resistance training through the performance of aerobic exercises in shallow water, such as a swimming pool. One does not need to be a strong swimmer to participate in this exercise.
The use of water in aqua aerobics supports up to 80% of the body’s weight and reduces strain on the joints, back and torso. This reduces the risk of muscle or joint injury. Exercising in water can also prevent overheating through continuous cooling of the body.
The reduced effect of gravitational force in water leads to improved flexibility in the body. The joints can be easily moved through a wider range of motion, which makes water aerobics all the more beneficial as we age. Since there is no joint pain caused, you can perform the exercise without any anxiety.
Water aerobics exercises prove to be extremely beneficial regarding cardiovascular conditioning. In such an exercise, the heart rate is maintained at a lower rate, when compared to cycling or running.