Fit Over 50

On Tuesday, March 8th, ‘Fit Over 50’ was presented at Kerrisdale Community Centre.  During this 2 hour informative seminar, presented by StayFitAnywhere’s Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist, Andrew Burchell, aging trends, health statistics, and the 12 fitness components were shared and discussed.  Here is a quick review of what was covered during the info session:

The Physiological Effects of the Aging Process:

  • Resting Heart Rate=  Unchanged
  • Maximum Heart Rate=  Lower
  • Resting and Exercise BP=  Higher
  • VO2 Max=  Lower
  • Reaction-Time=  Slower
  • Muscular Strength=  Lower
  • Flexibility=  Lower
  • Bone Mass=  Lower
  • Fat-Free Body Mass (Lean)=  Lower
  • % Body Fat=  Higher
  • Recovery Time=  Longer

The 12 Components of Physical Fitness (First 5= Health-Related Components, 6 Motor-Skill components of fitness, and StayFitAnywhere’s 12th component)

1. Body Composition

2. Cardiovascular Endurance

3. Muscular Endurance

4. Muscular Strength

5. Muscular Flexibility

6. Agility

7. Balance

8. Coordination

9. Power

10. Reaction-Time

11. Speed

12. Postural Fitness

Other Considerations:

  • Breathing- deep breathing
  • Myofascia- Exercises for ‘limbering up’
  • Osteoporosis & Bone Health- resistance training & alkaline diets
  • Frailty- resistance training
  • Low Back Pain- 80% of individuals will experience low back pain at some point in their life!

Happy training!  And don’t forget to download your free copy of “The 12 Keys to Fat Loss”

Andrew Burchell, Dipl.Ex.Sci

Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist

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