Moscow parks will open the fitnes sites for older people – news – the Soviet Sports
In the parks of Moscow started the installation of exercise equipment for the elderly. This practice came to Rusia from Europe, where the elderly often lead an active and sporty lifestyle.
A designated area will open in may on the Sparrow hills, said My Director
of Gorky Park Olga Zakharova. There will be about 8 simulators that will help the elderly to strengthen joints, and even train your memory. In addition, several simulators of this kind are installed in parks “Kuzminki” and “Gardeners”. At the Kuzminki has four spacecraft to train hands and fingers, legs and shoulders.
In the Izmailovo Park will soon be the rental of Nordic walking sticks, and the “Tushino” – a yoga program for seniors.
For a long time it was believed that sport can only harm your health in old age, because muscle mas and so reduced. According to studies, the aging proces originates in the muscles, los of muscle mas is one of the main causes of aging, not Vice versa. After the age of 30 years, there is a reduction of muscle mas, and in every subsequent 10 years, this proces becomes more intense. After 60 years there is a new breakthrough aggravating the los of muscle mas and strength of skeletal muscles. And at this point people should just continue to train and to pay attention to aerobic exercise, and strength.