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Active Living

WORKING OUT from page 94

how to work out at home using these
items, but recommends that anyone
starting a home exercise program
should consult with a personal trainer
to learn how to use any equipment
properly.
Marni Stone, the JCC fitness coor-
dinator, recommends to her older stu-
dents that an exercise program should
incorporate strength training, flexibili-
ty, coordination and balance work.
She also sees socialization as an impor-
tant factor for seniors looking to
increase their health span, and says
that even the "frail elderly" can benefit
from chair exercises.
The JCC offers a wide variety of
classes, including some geared specifi-
cally for a beginning exerciser, as well
as some designated for mature adults.
These classes include light weights,
light aerobics, basic back care, body
awareness, basic training, water aero-
bics, hydro toning, as well as classes
for those with arthritis.
"Seniors experience a slowing down
of functions that normally happens as
we age," Stone says. "Exercise can
minimize the slower reaction time an
older person has. It can improve neu-
ropsychological function, response
time, memory, and improvements to
muscular strength. It can help joint
flexibility, increase bone mineral con-
tent, decrease blood pressure, decrease
cholesterol, improve cardio-respiratory
function, and of course, decrease body
fat."

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Instructors who are sensitive to their
students will adjust the volume of the
music, be more selective in their
choice of music, keep the speed of the
class to a good pace and won't abrupt-
ly change from one direction to anoth-
er, says Stone. And a class "gives sen-
iors a reason to get out of the house
on a regular basis, which can also serve
to keep a person independent."
Stone cites Sylvia Zukin, 82, as a
classic example of how exercise can
benefit you throughout your life.
Zukin, of West Bloomfield, teaches
fitness classes at the West Bloomfield
JCC despite having knee replacement
surgery a year ago. One of her stu-
dents, Julius Spielberg, also of West
Bloomfield, is nearing 100, yet contin-
ues to take classes and competes in the
, Michigan Senior Olympics each year.
Seniors are demonstrating the pos-
itive benefits of an exercise program
and prove that life — even a life of
fitness — really can begin at at an
older age. ❑

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