Exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have, according to a growing body of research.
When it comes to keeping the brain young and staving off the effects of aging, two types of workouts appear to be the best: cardio and strength training.
A new review of nearly 100 well-designed studies found positive cognitive effects were linked with activities like walking, cycling, and yoga when people did them for an hour three times a week.
Enhance Fitness focuses on dynamic cardiovascular exercise, strength training, balance, and flexibility — everything older adults need to maintain health and function as they age.
Led by a certified instructor, classes are held three times a week in community settings and are a great workout. Each class may include up to 25 participants and participants may either be amongst peers of their own level of fitness or a group of various fitness levels from the frail to the more fit older adult. Participants completing the program report experiencing:
- Increased strength
- Greater activity levels
- Decreased depression
- Improved social function