If you think that you’ve waited too long to get in shape, Jerry’s Jeriatrics of Fort Worth is the place for you.
They meet twice a week for the 45 minute classes held at Thomas Place, Southwest, R.D. Evans community centers in Fort Worth. What’s great is that if you are eligible for Medicare and are a member of a community center, you can attend. The classes are 45 minutes long and are open to both men and women. Currently, attendees are in their mid-50’s all the way up to 90 years old.
…The classes stress functional fitness, endurance strength, postural and core strength, eliminating muscular imbalances, strengthening bone density and improving balance…After a brief warm-up, participants follow a specific routine using toning balls, dumbbells and chairs as needed. The intention is to take a participants from the top of their heads to the tips of their toes over a two-week period…The purpose of the class is to improve its members’ quality of life. Each class develops a sense of community, Zenick said. He believes that the social aspects and health improvements participants see through regular attendance is what keeps them coming back…click here to read more.
And it gets better.
Heard about that pesky FTO gene? That’s the one that, for some people, means that there appears to be a genetic predisposition to put on the pounds – and keep them there. Recent findings indicate that even moderate exercise can help to counter that though.
Scientists at the Institute of Metabolic Science in the U.K. report in the journal PLoS Medicine that people who are genetically predisposed to obesity can counter the influence of their DNA by doing even moderate amounts of exercise. People in the study weren’t marathoners or gym rats; rather, they got about 30 minutes of exercise five days a week by walking the dog, riding their bike to work or tending their gardens.
“This should convince people who think that their weight is in their genes, and sit back and say they can’t do anything about it, that they can so something about it,” says Ruth Loos, program leader in the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the Institute, who led the study. “It’s not easy, but you can.”…click here to read more about this.
If you are too young to take advantage of the Jeriatrics at the Fort Worth community centers, there are many low/no cost options..click here to read more.