Let's face it: as you get older, so does your body! You may not be able to do as many things as you used to a few years back. Yet you still have a desire to stay in shape and be active. Below are just a few healthy ways to achieve that.
Walking. Walking is one of the healthiest habits to adopt for people of all ages. Walking not only burns calories and keeps you in shape, but it also promotes excellent heart health. Try partnering up with a friend or spouse to go walking each day.
Swimming. This is a powerhouse exercise for a lot of reasons. No matter what your age, you can always go for a swim. Swimming strengthens a variety of muscles in different ways. You will burn calories fast, as well as increase your stamina, by going for regular swims.
Yoga. Sign up for a local yoga class and experience a total mind/body practice. Yoga helps you balance yourself physically and mentally, sharpening your brain while shedding calories. Also, yoga can be very gentle physically, which accommodates people of many backgrounds and skill levels.
Biking. Biking is an excellent way to spend an afternoon with a friend or loved one, and it offers incredible cardiovascular opportunities. Not only is it a fun means of travel, but it can boost your mood and keep your weight in check.
Strength Training. While it may become increasingly more difficult to lift heavy weights, strength training is an important part of any exercise routine. Strength training can be used with light-weight dumbbells and machines. Try timing yourself instead of completing rep sets, and see how much you can get done.
A healthy diet is just as important as exercise as we get older. By eating right and exercising consistently, you will have better heart health and feel great!
Want more information? Aventura Hospital and Medical Center can help. A great resource is H2U, a program that is designed especially for health-conscious people. For more information or to get a physician referral, call our Consult-A-Nurse service at 1-888-256-7692.