five Benefits of Heartstrong
By Brenee Rockholt - Exercise Physiologist
Are you looking for something to boost your fitness regime? Try HeartStrong next time you are at Oakridge Wellness Center.
Learn how you can get involved in the HeartStrong program today by calling Oakridge Wellness Center at 912.598.5566.
- Restore your Sense of Purpose Through Fitness
Up to 90% of older adults are not meeting the recommended 150 minutes/week of physical activity. By setting goals, getting feedback, and making improvements, you can live a more purposeful and fulfilling life while also increasing longevity. If you’re unsure of how much is enough, or how intensely you should be exercising, the HeartStrong is a program tailored exactly to your health needs. We give you a target heart rate range to maximize physical adaptations, but closely monitor vitals to protect against pushing too hard.
- You will Look Good While Doing it
It is almost immediately recognizable when you meet someone who regularly exercises. They walk a little taller and smile a little bigger. They move with fluidity and strength. With the HeartStrong program, we offer weekly weigh-ins and nutrition counseling for those looking to lose weight. We also track how much weight you are lifting to make sure you are staying on track.
- You are Investing in Your Longevity
Maybe you like to travel. Maybe you like to play golf with your grandkids. Maybe you just like to be able to carry and put away your own groceries. Maybe you’d just like to be able to remember where you put your car keys. (Exercise has been shown to prevent neurocognitive decline and dementia). All of these abilities have a tendency to be taken for granted. In the HeartStrong program, we design exercise also tailored to your personal goals, so that life can become easier and more enjoyable.
- You Get to Socialize
Successful aging requires two things: socialization and regular physical activity. Why not do both at the same time? Our HeartStrong members will hold each other accountable and have a dependable support system.
- It will Save your Life
Last but not least: inactivity is one of the LEADING causes of global morbidity and mortality. Further, regular exercise has been robustly supported as a means of treating chronic diseases. There is no compromise: exercise or put yourself at risk.