Participating in aerobic activities and muscle strengthening exercises are the best ways for seniors to prevent health concerns and remain independent. Experts say older adults should engage in moderate
exercise and strength training each week, however less than one-third meet this recommendation.
Fitness Can Help Seniors:
Physical Therapy Can Help Seniors:
There are several ways one can stay active, including:
The most important thing one can do is to keep moving! Find an activity that you enjoy and try to participate in it a few times per week. This will help increase blood flow to areas of healing, decrease stress, improve sleep and increase your endorphins. If it is hard to get started due to pain for physical limitations, physical therapy can help!
These PT Pro Tips are brought to you by our Thiensville & Third Ward therapist, Alissa Pearson PT, DPT.
Alissa enjoys being active. You will often find her hiking, paddle boarding, playing soccer, and playing with her dog. She loves experiencing different cultures through food and enjoys trying new restaurants. She also developed a passion for competing in bodybuilding in 2019 which she is continuing to pursue outside of work.