Most of us are not exercising to be world class athletes. However, using exercise to improve our quality of life is a realistic goal. Functional fitness refers to the ability to perform everyday tasks safely and effectively.
Maintaining our functional fitness becomes even more important as we age. It will allow us to keep our independence and vitality. Functional exercises improve strength and range of motion while challenging core stability. Ideally, these exercises should work more than one muscle group at a time. This teaches our neuromuscular system how to respond and perform to its potential.
So, remember fitness leads to improved function which forms our quality of life.