Guest blogger Michelle Buker
Getting into a workout regimen is not always going to be easy, but it is important for your overall health. One of the biggest hesitations we hear from our members at Elements is the fear that exercise and strength training will cause injury or agitate an existing injury.

While it is important to rest and ice injuries—the worst thing you can do is avoid activity all together. Strengthening the muscles surrounding the ailment, working on your range of motion, and enhancing your core stability and balance won’t hurt you—it will actually help you quite a bit.

The importance of core stability:

Improving core stability, balance and strength is essential to all human movement. Because all extremities originate from the core (or mid-section), all functional movement is generated there. When the core is working at its highest potential, we reduce the risk of injuries elsewhere.

 

Learn more at Food for Thought

Enjoy this monthly learning series featuring informative speakers and lunch from the Coach House Tavern and Grille. Dr. Todd Grime will speak about common injuries and ailments older adults get from exercise, how to treat them and how to avoid them. The presentation will be on Wednesday, July 23 in the Phillips Presentation Room at Berkeley Square at 11:00 a.m. and will be followed by lunch. The cost is $12.

For more information or to RSVP, call 513-896-8087.