When people enter their 60s and 70s, staying healthy is all about staying functional.
At a bare minimum, people want to do things like feel good enough to walk around the block, go up and down stairs efficiently and play with their grandchildren. Of course, many seniors do far more than that, going on long bike rides, playing sports, etc.
If the basics are accomplished with ease, then all the more power to those super-fit seniors.
No matter what the fitness level is, though, it can be harder and harder to maintain the muscle mass in the golden years. As people grow older, they lose muscle mass and there’s a decline in metabolic rate. Even if you’re aerobically active, that doesn’t prevent muscle loss.
That’s why strength training is critical even for people in their 60s, 70s and beyond. It’s the only way to increase or preserve muscle mass. Strength training also helps with joint elasticity, flexibility, and bone density.
The award-winning 3G Cardio AVT 3.0, 5.0 and 6.0 Vibration Machinescan allow seniors in their 60s, 70s and beyond to safely and efficiently perform strength training, stretching and even massage therapy depending on the positions they hold and hertz settings they choose.
These machines also offer incredible versatility to the many different people who use them. Anyone from age 7 to 70 or beyond can get benefits from vibration training. Everyone from pro athletes to the family next door are using vibration machines these days.
Doctors have reported taking seniors in nursing homes who are very weak and frail and putting them through a strength training program with very little injuries. When seniors perform strength training on a vibration machine they’ve been found to increase muscle mass and bone density.
A 2005 study published in “Diabetes Care” magazine revealed that even previously sedentary people aged 55 to 75 could benefit from exercise. Researchers monitored two groups of adults for a decade. They found that those that who became active and exercised regularly were not only more fit but increased their “good” cholesterol levels, got sick less often, and showed fewer signs of heart disease.
The American Heart Journal reported findings in 2011 that people who begin exercising later in life tend to have lower rates of heart disease — and to live longer.
An old adage says, “use it or lose it,” and 3G Cardio Vibration Training machines are a great way to help achieve the best you possible.