I know that we have covered this topic over, and over again. However, no matter where I search for information about senior citizen fitness, the list below is repeated. Below are just a few benefits :)…
Regular exercise improves the following:
- Immune Function. A healthy, strong body fights off infection and sickness more easily and more quickly. Rather than sapping energy reserves entirely, recovery from an illness will take less of a toll on the body if the person exercises regularly.
- Cardio-Respiratory and Cardiovascular Function. Frequent physical activity lowers the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure. If the elderly person has hypertension, exercise will help lower their blood pressure.
- Bone Density and Risk of Osteoporosis. Exercise protects against loss in bone mass. Better bone density will reduce the risk of osteoporosis, lower the risk of falling and prevent broken bones. Post-menopausal women can lose as much as 2 percent bone mass each year, and men also lose bone mass as they age. Research done at Tufts University shows that strength training can dramatically reduce this loss, help restore bones, and contribute to better balance and less fractures. Source: https://www.agingcare.com/Articles/Exercise-benefits-for-the-Elderly-95383.htm
Nowadays, we can use help to remind and guide us how to stay fit. If you are equipped with a mobile phone, or iPad, below are some Apps that you might want to try.
♥ Fitivity is an app to help seniors and those over 50 get into a basic level of fitness, which they can develop on their own. Source: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fitivity.senior_fitness&hl=en
♥ Daily Yoga Suitable for all levels, including beginners, and it has over 400 yoga poses, including videos with voice-over guides, and music! What’s not to like? Source: https://www.dailyyoga.com/#/
Keep Moving !