Seniors are concerned about their health and fitness, often because they have spent decades neglecting these topics. If you are one of them, when did you decide that your fitness was not a priority? It’s usually not too late to start improving your health and fitness. More people over 60 are going to the gym regularly and exercising regularly, whether they’re using treadmills or exercise machines. Half-marathons have more seniors participating than ever, with marathoners often being 60 or older.
Seniors are often found on golf courses, tennis courts, and squash courts, for both their enjoyment and to keep them fit. If your physical condition doesn’t allow you to participate in extreme senior sports, there are many other options. For health and fitness to be fully functional, you need to exercise, eat well, and get enough rest. Seniors don’t have to make major lifestyle changes in order to improve their lives. Even small changes can add up over time. What is your current activity level? If you spend most of your time walking from your couch to the toilet, a daily walk around the block would be a good place to start.
If mobility is not an issue, how long have you been riding a bike? Instead of focusing on mobility, think about moderate exercise. There are many bodyweight exercises and stretches that you can do at home. You might prefer simple, low-impact exercises such as Tai Chi or yoga. You can do them all at a basic level for most seniors, and you can improve your ability as your body adapts. You don’t have to attend a class to do either.
There are many online videos and DVDs that you can follow at home. Is there a recreation center in your area? You can enjoy your exercise while you’re there, and many offer in-pool classes for seniors. You will soon forget about any anxiety you have about exercising in public. Instead, you will enjoy the social benefits of exercising with seniors from your community. You will be more likely to stick with it and feel more accomplished if you have a group of seniors who are like you.
Remember, the gym will always be open to you if you are physically fit. It’s easy to begin lifting weights at home by purchasing dumbbells from your local sports shop or department store. Talk to your local gym manager if you feel more adventurous. Personal trainers are becoming more skilled in working with seniors due to the large number of baby-boomer population. It will be a great way to get started if you hire one to help you at least the first few sessions. Start with lighter weights and work your way up. You’ll be asking your body to stretch and move in new ways so it’s a good idea to start slow. You can see that fitness for seniors can be achieved in many ways. All of them are easy to start and require very little effort. Start today to take back your health and live a longer, more fulfilling life.
If we expect to live to 100 years old, then it is for sure that we want to be able to enjoy our lives when we reach that age. I love the expression, “Children make choices, but adults make decisions.” If you’re like most people, you spent your entire life chasing the almighty bucks and trying to provide for your family. You were lucky if you had the time or even the inclination to take care of yourself. It’s time to take care of yourself now that you are 50, or on the short side. You want to take care of your health.
Exercise is also important. As a Senior Citizen, you won’t be able to sit back and watch the cars rust and grass grow. Regular exercise keeps your heart healthy and keeps your mind sharp. You have to eat right, man. You can get rid of the salt and grease that have made some of the ‘old-timers’ lives difficult. Take out a senior food chart and learn how to use it. Instead of frying, you can try broiled, boiled, or baked. Find a hobby that you enjoy and get out of your house on a regular basis.
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Walking is a great alternative to riding or driving. I want to throttle those old fogies who ride around in electric carts and have nothing wrong with their legs, when they aren’t. In old age, you have two options: to wear out or to rust. While your physical condition will deteriorate as you age, it is better to be active than to lie in bed. Walking can help reduce the accumulation of toxic substances. Walking can also tone and tune the muscles, particularly the heart and bones. A survey of senior sexual attitudes and behaviors in the United States found that most Americans aged 57 to 85 believe sex is an integral part of life.
The frequency of sex for those who are active has decreased only slightly between the 50s, 70s, and the 50s. This survey also showed that sexual activity was closely linked to overall health, which is even more important than age. You might be interested to know that the botanical kingdom has a wide range of healing powers and stunning beauty. You might consider taking Prozac or other anti-depressants if you feel a bit sluggish or depressed.
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Fever few has been shown to be effective in preventing migraine headaches. It can reduce the number of headaches by as much 70 percent. It can also reduce the pain and control the nausea that is common with these headaches. Cleavers are a powerful and effective herb for the lymphatic system. They can help with tonsillitis, swollen glands and other problems. It is both effective for treating inflammations, including skin conditions, rashes, and burns, both internally and externally.
Echinacea can be used as a “preventative” herb. Although it is not used in modern pharmaceuticals, many herbalists consider Echinacea to be an effective antibiotic and blood purifier. It is an immune system stimulant that increases the production of T cells to fight infection.
America’s most loved herbal beverage, coffee, is known for its ability to combat drowsiness, boost athletic performance, relieve congestion from colds and flus, and prevent asthma attacks. It also enhances the pain-relieving properties of aspirin. In a study, both green and black tea were found to be protective against the buildup of fatty arterial plaque. Today and for most our lives, we have a completely new outlook than the previous generations. We are more active, more demanding and have a longer lifespan. The Baby Boomers are better known as “The Baby Boomers”. Now it’s our turn to enjoy the fruits and benefits of our labors.