- Sleeping Aid for Seniors
Because exercise affects the body in so many positive ways, it is clearly the most natural option for helping address sleep related issues. With regular exercises it will help the body to ensure a natural form of fatigue that the body will address with a need to get appropriate rest. The mighty Seniors will sleep better with good physical fitness.
- Strength Training = Strong Bones
A critical aspect of aging is the general weakening of both muscle tissue and our bones themselves. One of the surest ways to reduce the stress on our weakening bones is to increase our muscles mass through strength training. Strength training has repeatedly been shown to be a safe and effective method of reversing muscle loss in the elderly. Some simple strengthening exercises can be to do stair climbing with a little bit of weight such as putting a water bottle in a backpack while going up and down the stairs or just going for a walk with some challenge of some inclines or maybe just doing some exercises in the pool as water gives resistance. These simple exercises can make all the difference to healthier living.
- Strong Heart
The Heart is a muscle so for people who exercise vigorously will often reduce the risk of heart disease and increase a healthy heart through aerobic exercise. Low impact to high impact exercises can be very beneficial as long as there is consistency to get moving. For those who have a heart condition, always consult with your doctor prior to any exercise program before getting started.
- Arthritis Help
Arthritis is defined as the inflammation of a joint, but it can certainly seem more painful than that. It can cause searing pain that leaves the body feeling weak for days. As people age, arthritis tends to develop from the extended every day uses of the body.
Exercise can assist with arthritis by strengthening and warming the muscles near the joint which helps reduce joint stress. While exercise is necessary for everyone, it is essential for those with arthritis to bring in good blood flow, nutrients to the body, soothe the joints with good circulation.
- 58% lower risk for Type 2 diabetes
A study reported a 58% lower risk for Type 2 diabetes in adults who exercise for as little as 2.5 hours a week, even if the exercise was of a moderate level.
People with diabetes are at high risk for heart disease, so the protective effects of aerobic exercise on the heart are very important for people with Type 2 diabetes. Initial indications are that strength training to increase muscle mass and reduce patient fat is also helpful for people with diabetes.
- Increased Overall Fitness
Being physically active appears to stimulate immune cells that target many viruses and infections. Regular exercise appears to lower the overall risk of being susceptible to the flu, colds, and other viruses. Movement does the body good and remember that motion is the lotion to keeping the body healthy… so get moving!
- Increased Stamina and Slowing the Aging clock
Physical fitness allows the body to perform to its full capacity. Fitness helps us appear, feel, and act to our full potential. Exercise also increases good blood flow, circulation and oxygen therefore, cleansing the body of toxins and allowing the body to stay healthy and youthful. Exercise is essentially the capability to complete everyday responsibilities energetically and actively, giving you more energy, motivation and excitement to doing more!
- No Brain Drain
How many times do you hear yourself or other seniors say, “Sorry, I’m just having another senior moment?î Many seniors are making exercise more of a habit so their sharp and educated minds don’t suffer. Studies across the country are showing that seniors who exercise their bodies have the least trouble exercising their minds. Keep active with conversations with others, doing puzzles, read books, playing cards just about anything to keep your mind active….if you use it…you won’t lose it!
9. Think Young and Be Happy
Have fun everyday, laugh your hearts off, have a positive attitude, surround yourself with family and encouraging people, speak with love to yourself, exercise and do something everyday! Here’s to the new 50!