It is important that we focus on the importance of activity as we age. The amount of activity we have in a day can influence your weight. As you get older, there is the obvious benefit of helping control weight, which becomes more difficult as you get older due to your metabolism slowing down.
Setting Goals is the most important starting point. But what kind of goals should you set?
A few hours of moderate-intensity physical exercise each week also lowers the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, breast cancer and colon cancer. The US-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that the risk of endometrial and lung cancer is lower in people who exercise regularly than in those who don’t.
A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, found that aerobic exercises, resistance training and less-strenuous forms of exercise such as T’ai Chi, were strongly related to improvements on brain function ranging from the ability to organise and plan, to reading and reasoning.
What Types of Exercises are Best?
For the over-40 crowd, should consider low impact aerobics exercises and ones that will strengthen your bones. It can be as simple as doing pushups and sit ups at home. There are even some that you can do in the subway. Will help you to deal with the natural reduction in bone density which occurs after the age of 40.
This type of exercise also reduces osteoporosis and arthritis. As we age one of the concerns is risk of fracturing bones. By just doing two hours of moderate exercise a week we can reduce the chance of a hip fracture.
Resistance Training and Strength Conditioning
Strength conditioning is a very active way of protecting herself from injuries as we get older.
Another useful reason to consider exercising our large group muscle through strength conditioning as that it increases the amount of testosterone wanted men. This will effectively help men address the natural reduction in testosterone as they age.
Regardless of what you do, the important thing is to something… anything that gets you moving.
With Love, Live well and Live Long