From as young an age as 30, we begin to lose muscle mass, and therefore find stabilising our weight and fitness levels harder. Every year, this becomes harder, as muscle mass reduces year on year for the rest of our lives. However, we can slow this ageing process through our lifestyle, and the good news is, it's never too late to start. More and more people are looking into getting into fitness regardless of age as the benefits of exercise for your mental health and bodily strength have long been proven.
The benefits of keeping active into your later years are plentiful, with perhaps the biggest one being the fact that you will add years to your life. This longevity even persists if you don't start exercising until your senior years. As well as adding years to your life, you'll also add life to your years as you will improve your physical and mental well being: increased energy, better focus and easier partaking in every day tasks.
Beginning a new exercise regime can be difficult at any stage of life, but the older you get, often the harder the challenge. Often, we can lose confidence and ability as we age, as well as often having to battle with aches and pains or injuries. However, all of these are reasons that we should be exercising. Physical activity can help to alleviate aches and pains, prevent falls, increase confidence and improve body image; all leading to improved well being.
There are a few main components to focus on when making an exercise plan. We need to ensure we are working on our balance, strength, flexibility and cardio to ensure we are supporting our body in every way possible. Exercises such as yoga, walking and swimming are great ways to get started, building your strength and speed as you increase your confidence.
It is important to listen to your body when undertaking any new exercise regime, and check with your doctor too if you have any health concerns. But regardless of your fitness level and ability, exercise can improve the quality of your life in so many ways, especially later in life.
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