Seniors care about the outwards physical changes that occur as they age just as much as any hormone driven teen-ager or young adult does. While surface appearance is a consideration as a person grows older the inner changes very often take over on the list of priorities. Generally those people of a younger age don't have to deal with the loss of mobility, flexibility, strength, general endurance, balance and the causative reasons for these losses not to mention the ensuing repercussions.
Seniors exercise goes a long way towards helping to stem and/or ameliorate many of the physical aging issues leading to the issues mentioned in the preceding paragraph. Medical research has concluded that while the aging process does cause certain things to happen within everyone's body these changes aren't inevitable. The common held medical belief these days is that seniors lose their ability to do things on their own, not necessarily because of aging but because they've allowed themselves to become inactive.
Very often this can come about even though seniors care and have kept abreast of the latest in geriatric news. For instance a serious illness or operation can be hard for anyone of any age to recover from but for those seniors care enough to try seniors exercise is a good resource to go with.
As with any program it's advisable to check with a physician before starting any seniors exercise regiment those facilitating seniors care will be able to individualize a program for each specific need and make sure that nothing untoward occurs.
Any seniors care program should include a warm up and cool down period before and after each session. Whether working out in a pool, gym, outside or some other seniors care facility, seniors exercise programs will generally include exercises that involve stretching, strength training, and endurance. Stretching improves flexibility, making for an increased ease of movement and lowering the possibility of muscular injuries. Strength or weight training increased muscle strength and builds up bones, particularly efficacious for those with a predilection to osteoporosis. A study of sedentary nursing home residents in their 80's showed that those who exercised mildly three times a week for three years showed a 4% increase in bone mass in the forearms while those that didn't showed a 2.5% loss in bone density during the same period. Those exercises aimed at improving endurance strengthen the heart which helps improve circulation which can help the digestive system stay healthy and improves immune system function.
Within the seniors exercise categories there are many different variations on the theme in order to facilitate improvement in a specific area of need and/or to improve and maintain the entire body. Unless there is a particular area of need or a medical issue involved since the body's organs and systems work in tandem with each other, its best to look at the entire package and seniors care to maintain it as such.
For instance falling and suffering physical injury is one of the worries of most seniors. Flexibility exercises help improve the muscles, strength or weight training helps with muscle development and increasing bone mass, and improving endurance helps the oxygen that the heart pumps to reach its destination faster and in larger quantities. All this can help a person keep from falling or if they do fall may help them do it in such a way as to not cause a break to happen.
Seniors care to partake in seniors exercise will find their quality and perhaps quantity of life vastly improved over those that do not. These programs can be found through senior centers, physicians, gyms, magazines such as that put out by AARP, listed on websites actually pretty much of any institution that provides for seniors.