According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1 in every 2 women over the age of 50 are at risk for an osteoporosis-related fracture. No matter what your age, strength exercises will increase bone density, which reduces the likelihood of fractures.
Wayne L. Westcott, Ph.D. (fitness research director at the South Shore YMCA, and author of 20 fitness books) says, “Research clearly confirms the importance of resistance training for effectively reversing the muscle loss, metabolic slowdown, and strength decrement associated with the aging process.” He further states that “strength training can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, low back pain and depression.”
With all the research available, it is clear that exercise addresses a host of physical conditions that are daily concerns of the changing body of the mature adult. “The main components of physical fitness are cardiorespiratory workout, muscle strength and endurance, and flexibility. Bouncercise creates a synergistic effect of all them working together simultaneously,” says Dr. Rota.
Dr. Rota’s own journey includes a compelling story of how he survived industrial levels of mercury in his body to recovering from a nearly severed leg. “I originally developed Bouncercise to detoxify my body, but it also was decisively instrumental in successfully rehabilitating my severely broken leg.” In fact, Dr. Rota, age 75, made such a thriving recovery, that he was able to dance w
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