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Gaining Strength

Strength training offers seniors, in particular, the ability to sidestep frailty, disability, and the loss of independence that often accompanies aging.

Despite widespread acknowledgement of strength training's benefits, however, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there has been only a slight increase in the percentage of people who have added strength training to their exercise routine in recent years. In fact, in the United States, slightly less than 22 percent of adult men and 16 percent of adult women engage in strength training twice per week. These percentages are well below the government's Healthy People 2010 goal of having 30 percent of American Adults making strength training part of their health regimen.

Everyone can benefit from some strength training, seniors in particular. If you want to start pumping iron, contact us today. Our caring and experienced therapists can create a strength-training regimen that is tailored to your needs and abilities, so that you gain strength without hurting yourself. We can also help you during recovery from a fall or automobile accident. Call 949-429-3220 today to learn about what we can do. Our office is located at 27136 B. Paseo Espada, Suite 1103, San Juan Capistrano.

P.S. If you are arthritic or have some other condition that hinders your ability to engage in strength training, a physical therapist may be of significant assistance.