Young and strong? Old and weak? “We are killing the elderly with kindness”
With these words, Werner Kieser issued a challenge to people who do less and less with increasing age and avoid physical activity whenever possible. In so doing, they are not just jeopardising their independence and mobility. Bones also become weaker and the risk of falling increases. In addition, arthritis can develop more quickly if joints are not moved enough. Metabolic activity declines and fewer hormones are produced. Heat generation drops and last but not least, quality of life declines. However, it need not like that.
“Man grows on resistance”
During our lifetime, strength only increases for a relatively short period. This is followed by a long period in which strength declines. Between the age of 25 and the end of our life, we lose 30% - 40% of our muscle mass. Muscles are replaced by connective and fatty tissue unless we take remedial action. What is often regarded as the natural ageing process is often the result of a passive lifestyle and a lack of training. Just doing more exercise is not the answer. The quality of the exercise is determined by the resistance that has to be overcome. The ability to dispense a precise resistance and apply it for prevention or therapy purposes is the core competence of Kieser Training.
Strength training maintains quality of life.
If we keep our musculoskeletal system healthy, normal everyday activities are easier, whether it is walking, climbing stairs, carrying or lifting objects or even opening a bottle.
Kieser Training offers strength training – both for therapy and prevention –based on scientific evidence. This dual approach ensures that customers receive the right service for their particular needs.
For both young and old, strength is synonymous with quality of life
- You remain independent
- You determine your own life
- You stay mobile
- You maintain your productivity
- You are less prone to injury and illness
- You minimise the risk of falls
In short: loss of muscle mass is known as muscular atrophy or sarcopenia and is less the result of ageing and more the result of physical inactivity, medication, chronic disease or poor diet.