By Athlete's Care on February 14, 2019
Whether you are a professional athlete in mint physical condition, or an average desk jockey who’s fitting exercise in where you can, you know that your body changes as you age. One of the topics that our Toronto physiotherapists, chiropractors, and other sports medicine specialists find themselves counseling their clients on is the subject of aging and exercise.
There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about exercising and the role it plays in health and well-being as humans age. Let’s look at the most important truths, and clear up some of the persistent myths.
Your body does become less resilient, and will both sustain injuries more easily, and take longer to heal from them.
The good news: In some ways, age works for you.
Here are a few common misconceptions, and the facts that refute them.
Myth: Since my body is deteriorating anyway with age, it’s pointless to try and fight it.
Myth: It’s not safe for me to exercise. What if I fall and break my hip?
Myth: I have a chronic illness, so I can’t exercise.
Myth: I’ve never exercised, and it’s just too late – I might have a heart attack!
If you have questions about exercise and any other topics about your musculo-skeletal health, our Toronto physiotherapists, chiropractors, and other sports medicine specialists are ready with answers. Drop by one of our Toronto clinics today, or call to make an appointment.