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Aging Wellness: Exercise and Older Adults

Posted on October 20th, 2014 in Exercise, Fitness, Health, Uncategorized by ElectricScooterBlogger |

 

Aging well can mean you are independent for longer.

Aging wellness can mean you are independent for longer.

When it comes to exercise and eating habits, you may think you are in the clear, but do you get enough exercise? With age, exercise becomes even more important and vital to aging wellness. You can take control of your life by making goals to become more physically active and independent.

Exercise is good for all parts of you including weight control, brain functions and heart and bone health. The Electric Scooter Store knows it can be difficult to find time to exercise, but once you know the benefits you will realize it should be an everyday occurrence.

If you are just starting to workout at home, take it slow and steady. You will want to be careful so you don’t cause injury. If you are interested in doing your exercises in the comfort of your own home, try doing simple exercises with household items.

Use soup cans to work your biceps or use a towel. Pull the towel taut and above your head. Move side to side for stretching. Most low intensity activity can be done in a wheelchair as well.

Exercise Benefits:

  • Consistent physical activity can help maintain or reduce weight because you are keeping your heart rate up and burning more calories. When you exercise on a regular basis, you can burn more calories after your workout as well.
  • Enhances mobility and flexibility along with balance for older adults. This in turn will reduce the risk of falls. You can become more independent and build muscles with daily physical activity.
  • Manage stress and improve mood with physical activity. Whether you decide to go explore the outdoors or tend to the garden, moderate physical activity can help your mood improve.
  • Preventing and improving disease symptoms are some of the many benefits of exercise. Especially with chronic diseases, exercise can improve the side effects of the issues caused by heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes.

Exercise for all age levels is important, especially for people over 50. You can reap the benefits of exercise by getting into a workout routine on a regular basis. If you have questions, please contact us today.

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