Longevity To-Dos for Your 70s | #elderly | #seniors | #execrise
Exercise doesn’t only help keep the weight off and build muscle, but it can also help you feel great and live longer. Routine exercise in older adults is linked to improvements in emotional, psychological, cognitive, and social function as well as improved mobility and endurance.
When done appropriately, exercise training in older people is associated with a reduction in blood pressure and cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and stroke. Moreover, researchers have found that people who expended the most energy during daily activities are 32% less likely to die over a six-year period.
Despite these benefits, exercise levels among older adults remain low, teetering well below the recommended 150 minutes per week.
Your body is built to be active; be sure that it gets moving every day. Going for walks, joining group exercise classes, and engaging in other routine activities can keep you healthy, energized, and help you sleep better.
Before embarking on any exercise plan, meet with your doctor to assess how much exercise you can reasonably tolerate, particularly if you have a heart or respiratory condition.
It also helps to find a physical therapist or personal trainer experienced with older adults to create a program appropriate to your age and health status.