Freedom through Functionality helps older adults stay healthy and fit
I was recently reading about the benefits of exercise. I know it’s a good idea, but I am always impressed by just how much evidence exists in support of both aerobic and strengthening exercise, particularly for people over 65.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older people of all ages and physical conditions can benefit from exercise and from staying physically active. It gives them the freedom and independence that allows them to live a full and active life.
Though we all know how important it is to stay active, it is equally important to exercise safely. Did you know that one out of three adults age 65 and older fall each year? One of Aegis Therapies core programs, Freedom Through Functionality (FTF), is modeled on clinical evidence and research about strength building. It is a highly effective way to increase an older person’s mobility, independence and alleviate his or her risk of falls.
Freedom Through Functionality is a unique machine-based strength-building program for seniors and includes Nautilus equipment modified specifically for the senior population, exercise programs developed by experts in geriatric rehabilitation and the clinical expertise to produce desired results.
The Nautilus equipment has comfortable seats and pads for postural support, controlled range of motion, enclosed weights and smaller weight increments to ensure that no matter what a person’s age or physical condition may be, they can exercise safely and to their physical potential. The program is monitored by trained personnel who work with individuals and make sure that they perform the exercises correctly.