We encourage all of our readers and followers to become active and live vibrantly! And here is why! Exercising has numerous benefits for the human body. Exercise boosts energy, and can help with regulating pains and illnesses. It is also just as important for the mind as well as the body.
Mentally, routine exercises improves your mood over time. When exercising, your blood flow increases and when the increased blood flow moves through the brain, your memory increases overtime. Studies show those that are physically active live, on average, seven years longer than those that do not exercise.
Exercising to improve health is more important than reaching a certain size to “look good”. When you put your body into good use, your inner and outer self transforms. Incorporating daily exercises into your schedule increases productivity at home or on the job, improve memory, and ultimately helps you maintain you independence as you age.
3 negative perceptions you must debunk as you become fit after the age of 50:
1) I’m too old to start exercising
2) I need to save my little strength (A sedentary lifestyle weakens your muscles and immune system)
3) Gaining this weight is normal at my age, I’ll be okay.
4) I won’t eat after 6pm. After that time I will not eat anything else. I always lose weight that way.
Remember exercising is not only for the purpose of losing weight. There are workouts for every fitness level. Living a sedentary lifestyle weakens muscles and your immune system.