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old message Functional fitness training: Is it right for you? Darrell Miller 11/02/16


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Date: November 02, 2016 05:54 PM
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Subject: Functional fitness training: Is it right for you?

This article about functional fitness is about doing exercises that improve the abiliity to preform activities of daily living. It gives a definition for what functional fitness is, who the target audience is, benefits of such and excessive program, and gives a couple example of exercises that may be beneficial in improving specific areas of daily functioning.

Key Takeaways:

  • Chances are you don't live to exercise. For many people, exercise is a way to maintain or improve their quality of life. And that's the focus of functional fitness.
  • Functional fitness exercises are designed to train and develop your muscles to make it easier and safer to perform everyday activities, such as carrying groceries or playing a game of basketball with your kids.
  • Functional fitness exercises train your muscles to work together and prepare them for daily tasks by simulating common movements you might do at home, at work or in sports.

"Functional exercise training may be especially beneficial as part of a comprehensive program for older adults to improve balance, agility and muscle strength, and reduce the risk of falls."



Reference:

//www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/functional-fitness/art-20047680







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