Staying active can be hard, but can keep you feeling and looking your best at every stage of life. Being active can help prevent diabetes, heart disease, reduce pain associated with arthritis, and heart disease. By improving your endurance, flexibility, balance, and strength you are increasing your chances of staying healthier longer.
Please make sure to check with your doctor before starting any exercise program.
Even just starting with 5-minute aerobic sessions a few days a week to raise your heart rate can build your endurance. Doing this can burn off calories, lower blood pressure, improve heart health, and maintain joint movement. Eventually you will be able to complete 30 minutes of activity. This could include walking and swimming. You might even be able to work your way to hiking, tennis, and running!
Do you know the reason why you should be trying to walk more often?
- It is possible that walking can stop bone mass loss.
- Walking can strengthen your muscles.
- It may improve circulation.
- Walking can burn calories which could lead to weight loss.
- You may find that it improves your sleep.
- Walking can make you happy!
Just 30 minutes a day is recommended for both seniors and people of all ages. Walk your way into a happier and healthier life. It is also possible that you could greatly reduce the need for a walker or other type of walking aid.
Some places have group fitness classes that you can get involved in. These classes tend to be low impact, with some weight lifting and light aerobics. There are even some places that offer water aerobics classes when a pool is available. If you do not have classes available to you or nearby, you can always check online and find a video that suits your exercise needs. Here is a video I found for a low impact workout geared towards seniors.