The Cabana at Jensen Dunes
According to a study published in Disability and Rehabilitation, people in their 80s have 40 percent less strength than people in their 20s. While some seniors still maintain their 20s mentality – the body’s natural aging process is inevitable, and maintaining the strength and balance needed to complete everyday tasks can become challenging. Why are balance exercises so important as you age?
- They can prevent major injury. If you have weak legs or hips, you have a higher risk of falling and fracturing a bone. A recent Harvard study found that balance exercises reduced falls that caused injuries by almost 40 percent. Check out this video on exercises for fall prevention.
- They keep you mobile and independent. When you start losing your mobility, a piece of your independence can go with it. Balance exercises will help improve posture and strength, enabling you to stay moving longer and safer.
- They’re good for you. After all, working to improve your balance is exercise. For the average adult, a one-hour yoga or Tai Chi session (two of the best forms of balance exercises) can burn several hundred calories.
At The Cabana, we have an on-site rehabilitation clinic that provides physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy to our residents. In addition, we offer a variety of fitness classes, such as swimming, designed with seniors in mind. For more information on these services, please give us a call at 772-332-1000.