A Connecticut elder law attorney provides help to people of all ages with many important issues, from incapacity planning to protecting assets and finding ways to build a strong legacy. One of the things that an attorney can provide assistance with is helping seniors to learn about programs and take advantage of benefits available to them as they get older.
For example, an experienced attorney can offer assistance in learning about benefits available through the Veterans’ Administration or through government or nonprofit groups providing support to seniors. Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates can help you to understand all of your benefit options and can guide you in navigating the bureaucracy necessary to take advantage of services.
Taking advantage of programs and services is important as you get older to maintain your health and to maintain the highest possible quality of life. One program that seniors may want to consider is a CrossFit program that is being offered in Norwalk and that was reported on by News 12 Connecticut.
CrossFit Program Helps Seniors in Norwalk To Stay Fit and Healthy
CrossFit is a fitness program that many people think of as a very intense program which caters towards younger athletes. While many CrossFit programs are very demanding and do involve heavy lifting, this is not true of all of the programs that are offered. As News 12 Connecticut explains, CrossFit programs can be customized to different people who are involved in the exercise, so a specific program can be designed that meets the needs of seniors.
The owner of one CrossFit facility told News 12 that his gym has clients who are in their 70s and who do routines that are age appropriate to help them stay healthy. CrossFit can be an especially effective for seniors in this demographic group, when the workout is properly designed, because it can improve flexibility and balance and because it can help seniors to build strength.
Crossfit can give seniors new ways to challenge their body, which is important at a time when old age can start to cause new limitations and impairments to develop. Staying healthy is vital for seniors who want to continue living independently for as long as possible and working out allows you to maintain your strength and flexibility even as your body ages.
Seniors do need to ensure that they understand any limitations that they may have as a result of their advanced age and as a result of any medical conditions that they may experience. If you are getting older and have not been very physically active in recent years, it is important to choose workout routines that are appropriate to your current fitness level and to gradually work up to doing exercises that would put more of a stress or strain on the body. If you have any medical conditions that could impact your abilities, workouts also need to be designed to keep those limitations in mind.
For older people who are stepping up their physical fitness routines, or who are just beginning to exercise to try to stay in shape as they age, it may also be important to speak with a doctor before starting a workout routine or before trying something like CrossFit. You want to ensure that your body, and particularly your heart, are strong enough to handle the exercises that you have planned.
If your doctor gives you the all-clear to go ahead and you are interested in trying CrossFit, be sure to find a facility which can provide an age-appropriate workout for you. You can also explore other exercises classes and programs that are designed with the needs of senior citizens in mind.
Getting Help from A Connecticut Elder Law Attorney
Maintaining your health is vitally important as you get older, and a Connecticut elder law attorney can help you to take advantage of programs and services that make it easier for you to stay strong and health. Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates can work with you to understand the different benefits and services that could be available to you and can help you to apply for any benefits you may be eligible for.
Our legal team can also help you to address other issues that become important as you get older, from protecting your assets to planning ahead for incapacity. To find out more about the assistance we can provide, join us for a free seminar. For personalized advice specific to your situation, you can also give us a call at 860-548-1000 or contact us online today to talk with an attorney.