The majority of people know that exercise is an important aspect to
living a healthy life and as we age, exercise becomes even more
important. Seniors who stay active are happier, healthy, and have a
decreased risk of suffering from a fall. Read more about the benefits of exercise below.
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Live 10 Years Younger with These Simple Exercises
As we age, our bodies become less nimble and strong
as they once were, increasing the likelihood of injuries. Older women are at
significant risk to falling. The danger is compounded by impaired balance,
coordination, strength and flexibility. Oftentimes, these impairments are the
result of health concerns that can easily be improved or corrected with simple
Strength training is important to improve balance and flexibility which has a
direct correlation in reducing the likelihood and severity of falls. These
exercises will also improve your reflexes to help you maintain your balance
after a stumble.
Walking is one of the simplest exercises that can dramatically improve your
health and decrease your likelihood of a fall. By walking 30-50 minutes 3 times
a week, women above the age of 60 can improve blood flow to their brain by 15%.
Increased blood flow in your brain can improve memory and cognitive functions.
Walking only requires a comfortable pair of shoes and improves your metabolism
and increases energy levels.
High blood pressure is a common symptom of older adults, but exercise can bring
youdr blood pressure into a healthy range. Exercising and lowering your blood
pressure will also reduce your risk of stroke, heart attack and risk of
coronary heart disease. In a study, the most active group of seniors was 25%
less likely to die that the rest of the seniors in the study.
Many of us lack the motivation and self-discipline to get the exercise we need.
Fortunately, we’ve put together a few easy ways to exercise and improve your
health. If you have a friend or family member who is interested in exercise as
well, make it a group event! The best motivators are your peers. If you don’t
like the idea of pumping iron or walking outside, give yoga a try. Yoga is
relaxing and provides a great workout. You’ll find yourself becoming stronger
and having improved balance. If you’re worried about the physical impacts of
traditional exercise, try out water aerobics. The water’s warm! Underwater
aerobics is a zero-impact exercise that is ideal for those with bone and joint
Many believe lifting weights is solely an exercise for pumping up your biceps.
It’s actually a great way to increase your bone strength as well. Dumbbell
flyes and curls will give you the strength you haven’t had in years and keep
your bones strong and healthy.
you don't want to spend hours of your free time at the gym, there're several
ways to improve your fitness in a way that protect you from falls and help you
get the most out of life.
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