Aging well, aging actively
There’s no question, the Canadian population is aging better than ever before. You’re living longer and much of the older population is more active than you’d think possible if you look at aging in Canada from an historical perspective.
In the 1960s, average life expectancy in Canada was the early 70s; now it’s the early 80s. Getting older is great – you’ve got more life experience, more smarts. And being active, both physically and mentally, helps you age more successfully.
Sometimes aging gives you limitations to how physically active you can be. Running a marathon may not be your thing but almost everyone can participate in some form of activity. Knowing how far you can push your body is a good way to keep from injuring yourself.
Any physical activity is better than none but when you give your body a little push, you can increase your flexibility, strength and stamina. The kinesiologists at Our Clinic use state-of-the-art equipment and software to determine age and gender appropriate exercises so you know how hard you can safely push yourself. If you have a competitive nature, you can also learn where your fitness registers compared to your peers.
Kinesiology is the science of human movement. The kinesiologists at Our Clinic are experts in preventing and managing injury and chronic disease. They’re highly educated healthcare professionals focused on helping you reach peak physical activity levels and empower you with knowledge and exercises to stay active.
Increased strength, stamina and flexibility can help protect you from falls and strain injuries. Getting older is going to be more fun when you’re protected.