Improve your quality of life
There are four categories that are vital for seniors to include in their routine.
- Endurance. This includes activities which increase your heart and circulatory functions - like running, walking, rowing, dancing or swimming.
- Strength. This can be lost in the ageing process, but can be gradually recovered with properly controlled exercises that increase muscle, tissue and bones by training with resistance machines or free weights.
- Flexibility. As you get older your muscles reduce in size, and your joints and bones become weaker. It is only by focusing on regular stretching and body co-ordination that you can retain your range of movement.
- Balance. This is often overlooked but is a key factor in preventing injury from stumbles or falls. Special training methods can be introduced to ensure that balance is restored.
Regular exercise will improve your quality of life and most importantly help in the reduction of the risk factors associated with illnesses such as Heart disease, Diabetes and Osteoporosis.
Exercise will also improve health status and contribute to an increase in lifespan. As well as living longer you will feel more vigorous, energetic and confident, and be better placed to maintain an independent lifestyle.