Aging is just a natural part of life, and you really do not need us to tell you this. However, why do some seniors slow down faster than others. Unavoidable health issues are obviously one cause, while another cause is lack of exercise. You see, as we slow down, we tend to want to relax more, which means sitting down or doing less.
Unfortunately, even though nature is taking its course, the more you relax as you age, the less you use your bodily functions both cognitively and physically. The cognitive fixes are easy because you can play chess, scrabble, bingo, and surprisingly there are still elderly people that enjoy playing PlayStation and Xbox games! You can find more information about brain exercises here.
Yet, it is the movement aspect of maintaining energy that is every aging person’s enemy.
How to defeat this enemy? Well, it’s remarkably similar to the issues even the younger generation have. And that is exercise! There are plenty of youngsters that cannot be bothered to run, lift weights, play sport, or even take a brisk walk. Really, they have no excuse. While those that do exercise stay looking young, fitters, and healthier for longer.
The older generation also fights the same battle when it comes to exercise, albeit, we have an excuse. We are too old to do that, or my body is too fragile to get involved in aerobatics. Well, here is a newsflash. You are never too old! Yes, your body has slowed down and you are not going to pump iron or sprint around a racing track like a 20 something year old, and no one expects that if you.
This is why there are companies out there that specialise in designing the best home exercise equipment for seniors. Note the phrase ‘for seniors’ so don’t feel a 100kg bench press is going to turn up at your door. This is scientifically tested equipment designed to help keep you active and your body in the best shape you can for your age.
Exercise Works in Every Age Bracket
As you age, exercise and activity become even more important. It is almost like a fight against your body. Your body is saying ‘I want to slow down’, while when you exercise you are telling it ‘hey look pal, you can’t slow down’.
Our natural bodily reaction is to adapt to the pressure we put on its (within reason that is). A body builder gets bigger because his or her muscles know they need to adapt to the pressure the person is putting on it. As an aging person, if you keep on walking, jogging (if you can), lifting light weights, and being active, your body will also adapt.
Of course, the pressure you put on your body needs to be much less than our body builder example, but the point and case here is that if you just give up completely, then so will your body.
In conclusion, make sure you stay on top of your game no matter how old you are. Keep your body moving, don’t’ give up, and if you can, invest in the best home exercise equipment for seniors scientifically designed to help seniors stay in shape.On top of this, check your diet because this is another area so many people ignore. We won’t start to give you a lesson on ways to eat better, but you can check out our 5 ways to eat better blog here.