Podcast 34 – What Is Agility Training And Why Is It Helpful For Seniors?

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senior fitness with meredith

Hello and thanks for joining us on this episode!

Today’s podcast is all about agility training. What is it? Why is it important? and how does this pertain to seniors? All great questions and indeed good reasons why we felt it was important to dedicate an episode to this topic.

Agility training involves a lot of different types of physical movements geared towards improving your body’s ability to function through space. Playing sports like racquetball, ping pong, golf etc; all require agility and athletic type movements. Training for these types of activities at any age can not only help you perform better but also help improve your everyday activities like walking, jogging, standing up, walking downstairs, and just about anything else you encounter.

Focusing on staying agile and exercises that help you work on these muscles and body parts can help improve your overall “functioning” so to speak. This is so important for anyone who lives an active lifestyle or is looking to improve their physical abilities.

In This Podcast You Will Learn:

1). The definition of “Agility Training” in relation to senior activities and why it is so important for this age group and how it helps them not only with their favorite activities but also daily life.

2). The importance of the mind and body connection when it comes to staying agile and keeping your overall health in shape.

3). How often should we be focusing on agility training and what areas of the body will help us with staying agile when we exercise correctly.

4). The different exercises we can do to help build up agility from upper body to lower body as well as cardio based exercises.

5). Why smaller areas of your body like hands, feet etc. should be taken into consideration during your workouts so you can build support and strength in these areas.

6). How participating in agility type exercises can improve your mood and mental state overall and keep you motivated to stay active.

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Thanks again for joining us for this episode. We hope our discussion on agility and its importance helps inspire you to consider training exercises that promote agility and movement in your everyday life. Whether you are an athlete, enjoy sports casually, or just enjoy a more active lifestyle, focusing on staying agile, nimble, and flexible should be important aspects of your weekly exercise routine.

Til the next episode!

Team Meredith