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As an older adult, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can prevent or delay many of the health problems that seem to come with age.

A Biokineticist will prescribe exercises according to the four building blocks of fitness:

  • Balance:
    Balance exercises help maintain standing & stability. It improves your balance, posture, and the quality of your walking. It also reduces your risk of falling or fear of falls
  • Cardio:
    Cardio exercise helps lessen fatigue and shortness of breath. It also promotes independence by improving endurance for daily activities such as walking.
  • Strength and power training:
    Strength training builds up muscle with repetitive motion. Strength training helps prevent loss of bone mass, builds muscle, and improves balance. It is important for staying active and avoiding falls. Building strength and power will help you stay independent and make day-to-day activities easier.
  • Flexibility:
    Flexibility workouts challenge the ability of your body’s joints to move freely through a full range of motion.
    Flexibility increases your range of movement.

Benefits of exercise for adults aged 65 and older:

  • Maintain / lose weight. As your metabolism naturally slows with age, maintaining a healthy weight can become a challenge. Regular exercise helps increase your metabolism
  • Reduce the impact of illness and chronic disease. People who exercise tend to have improved immune and digestive functioning, better blood pressure and bone density, and a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, osteoporosis, and certain cancers
  • Enhance your mobility, flexibility, and balance. Exercise improves your strength, flexibility, and posture, which in turn can help with your balance and coordination and reduce your risk of falls
  • Improve how well you sleep. Regular activity can help you fall asleep faster, sleep more deeply, and wake feeling more energetic and refreshed
  • Boost your mood and self-confidence. Exercise is a huge stress reliever and the endorphins produced can actually help reduce feelings of sadness, depression, and anxiety
  • Improve your brain function. It can aid brain functions as diverse as multitasking and creativity, and help to prevent memory loss, cognitive decline, and dementia. Getting active may even help slow the progression of brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease


Pre and Post natal exercise is a branch of Biokinetics that deals with exercise during and after pregnancy.

It is important to understand what type of exercise you can do in each trimester and also to take into account your current level of conditioning.

At TMBio we can assist with both the design and the implementation of your exercise routine.


As a Biokineticists working with children our main focuses are on the neuromotor and developmental side of movement in children.

During childhood is when a lot of postural and motor control problems tend to happen and if not corrected can run into adulthood.

Once a child has matured skeletally, their skeletal posture is mostly set for life.

Working with a Biokineticist to supervise the correct movement techniques from a young age, many postural problems can be managed more efficiently during childhood and this results in less problems and less risk of injury as the child gets older.