Proper exercise will make your body more efficient (as opposed to improper exercise which will make you old, weak, and grumpy). If you continue the right kinds of exercise you may slow the aging process. Even doing something simple will help.
Here is an excerpt from an article from Tabatatimes where you can read more in detail.
How exercise will keep you younger
Some of the exercises we recommend that will keep you feeling energetic and looking young forever –
i. Cardiovascularexercises–you must always remember to do necessary stretching exercises before delving into cardiovascular exercises. These improve flexibility and increases muscle strength for adults. However, it is imperative that an experienced trainer is present for personal supervision once you are engaging in these strenuous exercises.
The most rewarding cardiovascular activities for older adults include –
- Speed walking
- Slow jogging
- Aquatic aerobics
- Rowing machine
- Indoor biking
ii. Yoga – This is ideal for all age groups, but since older adults require reaping the most amount of benefit from little investment of energy, a few types of yoga are best suited for the older adults. Regular yoga helps in bowel training, strengthening the bladder muscles and improves neuro-muscular co-ordination. Yoga is also used as a part of rehabilitation exercises for many who have suffered cardiac arrests and suffer from blood pressure related ailments.
Here are six yoga poses that age well –
- The Tree Pose
- The Warrior II
- Extended Puppy
- Low Lunge
- Legs Up the Wall
All of these poses test your muscle strength and increase agility. However, we strongly recommend the presence of an experienced and professional yoga trainer during the sessions to avoid over-straining.
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