Ways you can stay healthier through exercises

 

Staying and living an active lifestyle can help keep you looking young in every stage of your life and make you feel comfortable in your skin. Living and active style is particularly vital for senior adults as habitual exercises can assist in preventing chronic ailments such as diabetes and arthritis. Moreover, regular exercises help improve your endurance, strength, stability, flexibility and make you live a longer healthier life.

Excellent physical, as well as mental health, can come in handy when it comes to improving the quality of life during a person older years. Aside from keeping a person’s body healthy and energized, physical activity has been known to avert and advance age-related complications such as arthritis. Moreover, physical activity has been known to lower the risk of injuries as well as reducing the risk of age-related ailments such as stroke. According to health experts, physical activity entails various elements that need to be considered. Physical activity is not all about waking up in the morning and running for a yard. Always ensure you first check with your physician to ascertain if you are fit for any exercise program. Here are some of the ways you can stay healthier despite your old age

Workout in Aerobics

Aerobics has been known to help seniors burn more calories, maintain muscle movement, improve overall health, lower blood pressure and increase energy levels. However, the duration you take to build your endurance can vary from one person to the next depending on your activity level as well as your health. Always begin with a five-minute cardio session at least three times a week to help improve your heart rate. From there you can slowly improve on the time you use to undertake an aerobic activity. Examples of easy and workable endurance exercises include swimming, walking or playing tennis. If you feel like challenging your body, you can incorporate intense activities such as hiking or running.

Workout regularly

If by any chance you want to enjoy the benefits that come with working out, then you should be ready to work out every day. Committing to habitual workouts bring about positive results such as enhancing one’s mood, improves energy levels, reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases and controls one’s weight. People think that working out entails going to the gym which is false as a thirty-minute walk can yield positive results. However, this is only possible for the younger generation as older adults can only manage to walk for just five minutes. For such people especially seniors suffering from limited mobility, daily efforts can help achieve the intended goal.

Many people especially senior individuals try to add workouts to their daily regimen but fail. To avoid this pitfall, it is essential that older adults regard exercising as a habit and not a hobby. A senior can make exercising a habit through starting small and later get attached to the workouts. Most seniors prefer working out in the mornings and thus can easily stay on track. Moreover, undertaking exercises that one enjoys also helps one embrace working out.

Reference

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/gym-going-seniors-are-benefiting-from-more-than-exercise/2017/08/10/dd983820-72f3-11e7-8f39-eeb7d3a2d304_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.d79838d58d3a

-Written by Barbara Ann Ailstock


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