There are many benefits of practicing electrofitness for the elderly because when people get older they still need to physical exercise and to stay in shape even though many of them don’t move enough.
In fact, training on a frequent basis helps them to be healthy and to improve their living standards.
In addition, training with electrostimulation could even help to prevent some degenerative illnesses and to keep the body moving to avoid a sedentary lifestyle. Indeed, when they are getting older people often think that it’s more appropriate to spend more time resting and not overly fatiguing the joints and the body. However, it’s vital to keep the body moving because sports help to get a good fatigue and then to prevent insomnia among other things.
We recommend older people to follow a full-body training because it helps them a lot to prevent injuries and lesions, and it builds up the strength and allows them to counter muscle degeneration that affects the elderly.
Just as a reminder of the contraindications for EMS training, be sure that you don’t wear a pacemaker before starting using electrostimulation and it’s preferable to check up with your attending physician before starting any physical exercise.
BENEFITS OF EMS TRAINING FOR OLDER PEOPLE…
When they train with a muscle stimulator, people prevent lesions and injuries as they don’t need to carry out extra charges.
EMS training allows the elderly:
- Preventing weight gain: as you keep exercising, you can avoid obesity.
- Tonifying the body: by training until 350 muscles at the same time, the body stays in shape and you can tone your legs, abs, arms, etc.
- Increasing vitality and cardio-respiratory endurance: while you exercise, you are working on your cardio abilities and you improve your performances step by step.
- Strengthening the muscles: it helps you to prevent diseases and injuries because you reduce the risk of falling for instance.
- Stimulating the metabolism: as you burn calories, it activates your metabolism.
- Improving flexibility: electrostimulation makes you working on equilibrium and coordination.
- Avoiding joint pains and thus, improving stability and reliability of movements.
- Improving well-being and sleep because sports helps to prevent insomnia.
WHY DO WE RECOMMEND A PERSONAL TRAINER FOR EMS TRAINING FOR THE ELDERLY?
The elderly should train with a personal trainer to use wisely electrostimulation. Indeed, as they are monitored by a professional, they will be able to benefit a lot more from the training than if they were training by themselves.
The fitness trainer makes sure that the training is safe and secure.
In fact, a personal trainer finds programs and trainings adapted to its clients. Also, he can notice when it’s time to stop or when the athlete can lower or increase the intensity of the workout.
Thus, the fitness trainer bases the training on the needs of the person training.
For more information, you can check our article on the personal trainer with EMS training.
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