As we get older it becomes increasingly necessary for us to continue to move our bodies and stay active. But it can seem that as we get older this can become harder to find the time and energy to exercise. There are easy ways to keep our bodies moving. Not everything that has to do with exercising has to be a very difficult routine. Simply just going for walks or even the addition of ankle weights can be extremely helpful. Being more active and moving around can help not only add years to your life, but also boost your energy and your mind as well, even if you don’t start until the older years.
How Exercising Can Help
No matter the age we start to exercise, there are more than just the physical benefits that come with it. Physically, exercising has a list of things that can come from it. Staying active can help against high blood pressure, bone density, and even lower the risk of heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease. It can also benefit your balance and mobility. As we get older, these two things start to decrease and the risk of falling or not being able to get up from a chair may be a fear.
Staying active can have a huge impact on our mental state as well. Exercising can help boost our mood and be an amazing dress reliever. As it produces endorphins, it is able to help combat feelings of depression, and anxiety and help us feel more self confident. On top of that, it can help us sleep better as well. With a better sleep, it is easier to stay awake during the day and to be more alert. Since exercising keeps the mind active, it can also help things like memory loss from occurring as well.
Adding Exercise to Your Day
Adding a simple exercise or active activity may not be as hard as it seems. This could be as easy as adding a short cardio workout into your day. Walking or swimming could be the answer. Whether you are in assisted living or independent living, walking around your house, outside, or businesses like Malls could be a great way to keep yourself active.
Adding light ankle weights can be a secret way of keeping your body exercising throughout the whole day without you even putting in too much effort. This can help gain muscle and help with balance down the road.
Yoga is an unsuspecting but amazing addition to someone’s day to day. Yoga can help with your flexibility, strength, and of course your balance. Yoga is also a sport that can be changed and adapted to your abilities and what you are capable of, making it extremely simple to start and grow within it.
Overall, adding a form of exercising and staying active is a great way to improve your way of living in more ways than one.