July 28th, 2017 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized
Move it or lose it isn’t just an expression; no matter what your age is, physical activity is vital to your overall health. You don’t always have to run miles to be active either — many low impact activities can help you get in your daily cardio. So to keep yourself in good shape, physically and mentally here’s how and why you should be staying active despite your age:
One of the top benefits of exercise is maintaining a healthy weight. As we age our metabolism begins to slow, and without regular exercise, our bodies can start to pack on the pounds. Having a regular workout routine can not only help fight this, but it can also help you build muscle mass. It increases your strength, posture, and mobility giving you a better overall quality of life.
Besides all the physical benefits, exercise is also great for your overall mental health. It can improve your sleep quality, boost your overall mood and increase brain function and multitasking. So to improve your daily mood, you have to get moving!
Don’t Forget To Keep It Balanced
Find ways to make your workout fun and enjoyable, switch up your routines, but always keep it balanced. You want to include cardio and strength training, but it doesn’t always have to be a high impact workout. Even a nature hike or a walk with a dog is a great start!
So what types of senior approved activities can you do? Here are a few:
- Water Aerobics
- Senior Fitness Classes
Just 30 minutes a day no matter what the activity can help you get towards a healthier you!
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