As a senior, it can be hard to keep up with your body in general day to day life, let alone exercising daily. Aging is just a part of life, and something that everyone has to accept, but that doesn’t mean you can’t slow it down and keep your body healthy. The benefits of exercise are numerous at any age, if anything more beneficial at an older age. From reducing the risk of heart disease to dementia, exercise is a must for all people of any age.
Here are some ways to stay fit when you are a senior.
This form of exercise is not that taxing on the body, and has many benefits that come with it. Your energy and endurance reduces as you get older, so walking is a good way to incorporate some form of exercise into your life. Being less intensive than running, so you’ll have to walk for around 30 minutes a day.
Increase bone density through moderate weightlifting
Weightlifting isn’t all about lifting heavy weights, even light to moderate weightlifting can have its benefits. It allows the rate of natural bone less to be reduced, which normally occurs after the age of 35 and can cause Osteoporosis.
Eating healthy and nutritiously can keep you from increasing your risk of dementia. Eating a healthy balance of olive oil, fish, fruit and vegetables can keep your brain nourished as you age.
Ditch alcohol and cigarettes
Alcohol and cigarettes is never good for anyone, at any age. However, it is definitely worse for you as a senior. Even a drink or two is enough to damage your liver, and at an older age, it just isn’t worth it.
These are some tips you can implement into your life to keep yourself fit and healthy.