Exercise can reverse the aging process, elevate mood, preserve muscle tone and enhance everyday stamina. Furthermore, regular physical activity helps combat age-related decline by decreasing depression risk as well as chronic illnesses like diabetes and osteoporosis risk – it even aids weight management and can prevent back pain!
Some popular workouts may not be appropriate for older adults and can put undue strain on joints and muscles that have weakened with age. A good fitness trainer can assist in creating an appropriate and safe exercise program tailored specifically for your age group.
Anti-ageing exercises consist of both aerobic exercise (to get your heart rate up and pump blood through your veins) and resistance training (which builds muscle strength over time) for maximum impact in reversing the aging process.
Walking, swimming and using a stationary bike are low-impact aerobic exercises that may provide the benefits you seek. You could also incorporate bodyweight exercises such as lunges and squats into your workout for added effectiveness.
HIIT workouts may help slow the aging process by increasing mitochondrial capacity – an important chemical within cells which converts energy into usable form for metabolism to operate optimally.
Jumping is often avoided for fear it might injure their knees or hips, but taking forceful steps like squashing an insect is sufficient impact to maintain bone density. Running, playing sports requiring two feet off the ground such as tennis or Zumba also can have this same beneficial effect on bone health.