Healthy aging requires the right mix of a lot of components; the right nutrition, the right supplementation, the right amount of rest and the right amount of movement. Contrary to popular belief, you are never too old to get some exercise – in fact, when compared to a more sedentary lifestyle, people who get regular amounts of vigorous exercise are far less affected by many of the negatives associated with getting older.
This means that by adding exercise into your daily life along with a healthy diet, you can help to seriously reduce your chance of developing a number of negative characteristics, including obesity, diabetes, heart problems, high cholesterol and osteoporosis.
You don’t necessarily have to take up body building or marathoning to truly reap the benefits of exercise, by getting your heart rate up along with some resistance training will greatly improve your quality of life. Choosing to ignore your body’s need for exercise could result in limited movement and increased chance of injury, which could ultimately lead to the need for a stay in a rehabilitation center or regular visits from an RN for treatment.
Getting mobile now gives you a much better chance of staying mobile longer – this means that you will most likely be able to live healthier for longer, which in the golden years may mean the difference between being independent and comfortable with home health aide care or residing in a nursing home.