Exercise for Active Retired
Staying active throughout life is crucial to health & wellbeing.
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1. Prevent Disease Studies have shown that maintaining regular physical activity can help prevent many common diseases, such as heart disease & diabetes. Exercise improves overall immune function, which is important for seniors as their immune systems are often compromised. 2. Improved Mental Health The mental health benefits of exercise are nearly endless. Exercise produces endorphins (the “feel good” hormone), which act as a stress reliever & leaves you feeling happy & satisfied. In addition, exercise has been linked to improving sleep, which is especially important for older adults who often suffer from insomnia and disrupted sleep patterns. 3. Decreased Risks of Falls Older adults are at a higher risk of falls, which can prove to be potentially disastrous for maintaining independence. Exercise improves strength & flexibility, which also help improve balance and coordination, reducing the risk of falls. Seniors take much longer to recover from falls, so anything that helps avoid them in the first place is critical. 4. Social Engagement Whether you join a walking group, go to group fitness classes or visit a gardening club, exercise can be made into a fun social event. Maintaining strong social ties is important for aging adults to feel a sense of purpose and avoid feelings of loneliness or depression. Above all, the key is to find a form of exercise you love, and it will never feel like a chore again. 5. Improved Cognitive Function Regular physical activity & fine-tuned motor skills benefit cognitive function. Countless studies suggest a lower risk of dementia for physically active individuals, regardless of when you begin a routine. In Conclusion Exercise is good for you; it’s just a matter of making it a priority & habit in your daily life. In the aging population, exercise has been shown to prevent disease, lower the risk of falls, improve mental health & well-being, strengthen social ties & improve cognitive function. Regardless of your age, I hope this will motivate you to incorporate exercise into your life. Regular exercise is also good for your mind, mood, & memory. It's never too late to find a simple, enjoyable way to become more active. So join my online classes for active retired. Exercise for both physical & mental well-being.
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