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Sam Waley: taking care of bodies as we age.

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As we age, staying fit and healthy becomes increasingly important. But as our bodies change, it can be difficult to know how to best take care of ourselves. That’s where exercise physiologists like Sam Waley come in. Sam is an expert in helping people over 40 achieve their fitness goals, and in this blog post, we’re going to take a closer look at what an exercise physiologist is and how they can help you.

An exercise physiologist is a healthcare professional who specializes in the assessment and treatment of patients with chronic medical conditions. They use exercise and physical activity as a form of therapy to help people manage and prevent diseases, as well as improve overall health and fitness. Exercise physiologists work in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and fitness facilities, and they often collaborate with other healthcare professionals such as doctors, physical therapists, and registered dietitians.

One of the main things an exercise physiologist can do for you is help you develop a personalized exercise program. This can be especially beneficial for people over 40 who may be dealing with age-related changes such as decreased muscle mass, joint pain, and balance issues. An exercise physiologist will take into account your current health status, fitness level, and personal goals to design a program that is safe, effective, and tailored to your needs. This program can include a combination of strength training, cardiovascular exercise, and flexibility work to help you achieve your goals and keep you injury-free.

An exercise physiologist can also work with you to help prevent injuries and manage existing conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis. Exercise can play a critical role in managing these conditions, and an exercise physiologist can help you understand how to safely and effectively exercise with your specific condition in mind. They can also help you develop strategies to manage symptoms such as pain, fatigue, and limited mobility. For example, they can teach you how to warm-up and cool-down properly, and how to adjust your workout based on your pain levels.

Exercise physiologists can also help you improve your overall health and fitness. They can work with you to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance, improve your flexibility and balance, and help you lose weight and maintain a healthy body composition. They can also provide guidance and support to help you make lasting changes to your diet and physical activity habits. Exercise physiologists like Sam can also incorporate functional exercises that mimic everyday movements, which is especially important for older adults as it will improve their balance and stability, increase their confidence and reduce the risk of falls.

In addition, Sam particularly expert in working with older adults. As our bodies age, we may experience changes in our bodies which may limit the physical activity we can undertake. Sam can help older adults in figuring out what exercise they can do safely and effectively, while reducing the risk of injuries. He understands how to adjust exercises and programming to accommodate the natural changes in an older adult’s body and how to make exercise fun, enjoyable and easily adaptable to their daily routine.

In conclusion, exercise physiologists like Sam Waley can be a valuable resource for people over 40 who want to stay fit and healthy. They can help you develop a personalized exercise program, prevent injuries, manage existing conditions, and improve your overall health and fitness. With the guidance and support of an exercise physiologist, you can learn how to maximize your workouts, prevent injuries, and make lasting changes to your health and fitness. By working with an exercise physiologist, you can ensure that you are taking the appropriate steps to maintain your health and fitness, and you can feel confident in your ability to stay active and independent as you age.

Buy Sam’s book – www.ageisanattitude.com.au 

And website for his gym is: www.MedHP.com.au

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