5 Reasons to Join a Senior Fitness Program/exercise
Exercise is for everyone. Some people think it is difficult and dangerous to work out when you are getting old. One of the recent studies found that about 67 percent of people aged 65 or older are inactive for over eight hours each day. It is very important for seniors to stay active. As we age, we age, we tend to lose bone density, muscle mass and flexibility, and conditions like arthritis or other joint problems can make it painful to simply get up out of a chair, let alone to start lifting weights or participating in aerobic exercise.
However, long periods of inactivity only further weaken muscles and bones.
The top five reasons why senior should do exercise:
Help manage chronic conditions. Exercising will help your body improve and pain from conditions like arthritis. Also, exercising can help reduce the risk for heart disease, cognitive impairment, diabetes and stroke.
Prevent falls. Research found that 1 out of 3 people aged 65 or older suffer a fall each year. Exercising helps senior remain steady on their feet.
Decrease the need for some medications. It is normal for seniors to take a wide variety of medications daily. Routinely exercise can reduce the need of some medicine because your body will be stronger. For example, exercise can help reduce systolic blood pressure and decrease your need for blood pressure medication.
Enjoy better sleep. When you’re more active throughout the day, you tend to be more tired in the evening. For some seniors who suffer from insomnia, exercise will helps you to easily sleep at night.
There are many more advantages of fitness. No matter what your fitness levels are, or your body conditions are, there are the exercises that fit for you. The key is to find something you enjoy doing so you can start experiencing the benefits of exercise right away.