Ageing is a natural path of life, and with it comes changes in our bodies including a potential decline in our mobility. We can, however, decrease this decline by staying active and incorporating regular exercise into our daily routines. In this blog, we’ll explore some simple yet effective ways to maintain mobility and stay active.
Prioritise Regular Exercise – Ensuring you incorporate exercise into your daily routine is crucial for preserving your mobility. Engaging in low-impact exercise such as walking, swimming or time on the exercise bike will assist in keeping your joints moving; reducing injury.
Strength Training Matters – Regular strength training exercises will help maintain muscle mass and bone density, reducing the risk of fractures and other bone injuries. Consider using lighter weights and resistance bands to increase mobility through stretching.
Focus on Balance and Flexibility – As we age, it becomes important to pay attention to our balance and flexibility. Incorporating balance exercises can help prevent falls, enhance your range of motion and will alleviate joint pain and muscle tension – enabling you to perform your day to day activities without pain.
Maintaining mobility as you age is vital for enjoying a full and independent life. By staying active and paying attention to your bone and joint health, you can prevent injuries before they occur. Small, consistent efforts can lead to significant improvements in your mobility – your future self will thank you.
If you need further assistance with your mobility, speak to our friendly team at Progressive Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy today. We’d love to hear from you!