Senior Physical Fitness

    It is important that people of all ages get the proper amount of exercise every day. However, it is especially important that senior men and women also engage in regular physical exercise in order to maintain proper health and fitness.Lanphier Associates job 984, AVA003 at Hillsboro Rehab, Hillsbor

    As we age, the body begins to slow down a little bit, affecting various aspects of our health. In particular, our muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility begin to suffer. In fact, once you pass the age of 25, your total body strength decreases by 4% every decade. This can make it more and more difficult to participate in daily activities, such as household cleaning, meal preparation, and social events. Regular physical exercise can help to combat the loss of this muscle strength, and bring back much needed flexibility and endurance.

    The Pearl at Kruse Way in Lake Oswego works with residents in two ways:

    1. We provide short-term, more intensive senior rehabilitation to heal and restore your body to full function after injury.
    2. We offer personally crafted senior fitness regimens for longer term residents to make daily living more enjoyable and pain free.

    As seniors age, more emphasis is placed on elderly fitness activities that that builds endurance and develops muscle tone without putting too much strain on the body. Exercises might include cardiovascular activity such as walking, chair exercises for the elderly and balance exercises for seniors, all geared to enable seniors to move and function more confidently.