The recent rise in senior living communities and retirement villages is a clear demonstration of the wider variety of lifestyle choices now available to this market. In addition, as our senior population becomes more discerning about their housing and care options, so too are they focusing on maintaining their health and wellbeing and thus their independence and quality of life.
For many people the effects of getting older can often be simple daily tasks becoming more difficult to perform, such as getting out of the bath and reaching the top shelf in the kitchen.
For some it can also be a loss of strength and balance that can result in a fall, which can often then have an immediate and severe impact on mobility, independence and confidence.
Despite the fact that we try to remain as active as possible as we age, the majority of exercise such as walking, gardening or using a conventional gym, will only target select muscle groups, meaning other areas of the body can often weaken. Core Strength is often one of the main areas to weaken as we age, as it is often the least exercised, which can impact heavily on everything from balance to bladder control.