More To The Story: Senior workouts

Dave Staley visits the morning workout at Morning Pointe Senior Living facility

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – It’s a daily workout class at the Morning Pointe Senior Living facility on Shallowford Road.

A good number of seniors taking part, to include Clyde Edwards.

Clyde’s first stop at this center was 2018. He’s “all in” with these workouts.

CLYDE EDWARDS, RESIDENT;
“It keeps you young. I’m 90 years old. (I was just going to ask you that.) I was 90 in March of this year. (You’ve seen a lot Clyde!)”

DAVE STALEY, NEWS 12 NOW;
“October is Physical Therapy Month. Those in the business take it seriously. But for those at facilities such as Morning Pointe, it’s taken seriously every single day!”

Studies clearly show that activities such as this greatly improves a senior’s quality of life, while lowering the risk of an early death. From any cause.

It improves strength, balance, blood pressure and weight management.

These workouts are beneficial and fun. But those RUNNING the classes must also be well aware of their clientele!

HANNAH DOYLE, CLINICAL COORDINATOR;
“We have to be mindful of pre-exsisting conditions and the disease processes that could be going on, such as osteoporosis or arthritis. We have to keep that in mind. So as not to cause more pain. But to still maximize their functions and therapy.”

These aging seniors are like just about all of us. They want to stay in good shape. Taking advantage of classes such as this. As Clyde Edwards says, nobody wants to hurt.

CLYDE EDWARDS, RESIDENT;
“It keeps people exercised. Keeps people limber. Keeps us from getting stiff. I try to walk quite a bit. It keeps me going.”

Words for all of us really. Keep going……
Dave Staley, News 12 Now

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