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Anti Aging Exercises is a fitness programme for body and brain designed to accommodate all ages and physical levels.

The Anti-Aging Exercises fitness programme is simple and playful, based on the science of neuroplasticity exercise that uses all five areas of the brain and addresses all 21 aging factors of the Body. Music is an integral part of this programme as it stimulates the body and brain. This programme is specifically practiced using a chair to work the entire core of the body in a way that cannot be done standing. The easy to do exercise program is suitable and beneficial for all ages: developmental for children, preventative and restorative for ALL AGES, both Males & Females!

“It’s never too late to begin, and it’s never too early to start.”

The use of natural and organic movements focus on the healthy longevity of the body and mind and promote the three Rs of lifelong comfort and ease: the ability to respond, react and recover. There are various programmes and classes that focus specifically on various parts of the human psyche and body and when done correctly is highly beneficial for the individual.

Neuroplasticity activates all 5 functions of the brain

Z Strategic
Z Memory/recall
Z Analytical
Z Creativity and imagination
Z Kinesthetic learning

There are many fitness programs out there that challenge the body, and there are many brain training programs that focus on memory and attention, but Ageless Grace® is the first fitness program to challenge and work both the body and the brain.

Ageless Grace® is a cutting-edge brain fitness program based on neuroplasticity that activates all 5 functions of the brain – analytical, strategic, kinesthetic learning, memory/recall, creativity and imagination – and simultaneously addresses all 21 physical skills needed for lifelong optimal function.

Why Anti Aging Exercises Works

We are told that exercise can prevent the effects of aging on the body and a Sudoku a day keeps the dementia at bay. However, we tend to separate our physical and mental workouts (unless, of course, you particularly enjoy a word puzzle whilst pumping iron). Working the different functions of the brain, whilst exercising, stimulates neuroplasticity. Thereby resulting in the brain changing its form and function over a lifetime. Neural pathways go from the brain to various parts of the body like ‘highways of information’. By practising something physical, the brain observes and creates a pathway. If we stop practising this activity, the pathway shuts down, but will still exist in the body.

“The key is to practise the physical and mental skills you want to maintain by reopening existing pathways and creating new ones,” Denise informs.

For example, by re-enacting something like riding a bike or going for a swim we are reopening the neural pathways created when we were young. Denise goes on to explain that, “For some people who may have never done those things, observing others in group carry the exercise out and then practise it physically, they are able to create a new neural pathway.”

Ageless Grace was created as part of a graduate degree program for nursing at the Duke Medical School and University in America. It has been trialled in various divisions of the hospital for patients in rehab, cardio, paediatrics and gerontology wards and for those suffering diabetes, obesity, Parkinson’s, and cognitive decline including dementia and Alzheimer’s. All the results from children to elderly showed vast improvement in brain function, the healing process, and efficiency of movement.

Denise credits this success to the design of the program, “We knew that this program had to be easy and brief. It is designed to be done for ten minutes a day, every day, on your own when you first wake up. Though it is also carried out it group sessions like this. It works because it’s simple and silly, we have lots of fun.”

Francis Slabber & Associates
“Professionals who Care about Your Hearing”

The Source Cape Town
Yoga, Pilates, Ageless Grace

Anti Aging Exercises - feel younger
Anti Aging Exercises - simple and playful
Neuroplasticity actives all 5 functions of the brain

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