Health & Fitness Issues
I really don't know where to start calling some folks "older adults." The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines "older adult" as being 60 years and older. But let's talk about the difference between chronological verses biological age. It can be vastly disproportionate!
Merriam-Webster defines "chronological age" as "the age of a person as measured from birth to a given date." It doesn't define "biological age" as a recognized term. Sharon Basaraba, in her article "What is Biological Age?", Nov. 2012, defines it as "how well or poorly your body is functioning relative to your actual calendar age (or chronological age)."
We've tested many folks who's chronological ages are vastly different than their biological age; good and bad. For instance, you can be 46 years old (chronological age), but have a biological age of 67 years old. Not a good situation! Or, you can be 58 years old (chronological age) and have a biological age of 44 years old. A much better situation to be in.
The training programs at Mitchell Fitness Systems for our "older adult" customers are tailored to each person's unique abilities, goals, and past medical history. We work with the customer to re-establish muscular strength because as we age, we lose muscle mass (sarcopenia). Over time this is a real problem because it leads to many other health concerns. We tell our customers that we create stronger muscles to make stronger bones to make stronger organs! It's a domino effect!
Besides working to create muscle mass, we help our customers reconnect neurological pathways for better balance, coordination, and ultimately delaying the onset of many age related diseases. Improving ones ability to function in activities of daily activities is a huge benefit in our programming.
Contact us today if you or someone you love would like to speak with us about starting your program today. Just fill out the form to the right and we'll contact you within 48 hours. Or, just give us a call now to set up your complimentary consultation to discuss your personal goals and needs at 310-961-2610.