Mobility & Aging
Getting old sucks. Getting old and lacking mobility can be dangerous. That sucks more.
Cardiovascular fitness is often looked at as a marker to long-term health and survival however musculoskeletal strength AND joint flexibility also play vital roles in longevity, health, and independence as we age.
A broken hip for an older person is often the beginning of a downward spiral for many older adults – an injury that may be avoidable with a focus on life-long mobility.
Research shows that individuals with higher levels of ankle, knee, and hip flexibility are more likely to recover from a slip or unexpected impact leading to decreased injury risk and higher likelihood of independence as a result of not being injured.