Did you know that studies show that if you are between the ages of 50 and 72, with regular endurance exercise you can prevent your metabolism from slowing down with age? If you are in this age bracket and are trying to keep up with your fitness, we are here to help. We have put together this short guide with tips on how to stay fit and healthy as you get older.
Keep reading to learn some top workouts as you start aging.
In Your 70s and Beyond
It is imperative to not stop exercising when you hit your 70s because it will help prevent falls and frailty. Exercise in your 70s will also help your cognitive function. We recommend going for walks and when friends and family come over to visit ask them to join you for a “walk and talk” instead of meeting in your living room without any activity.
You want to also incorporate some cardiovascular, strength, and balance exercise in your daily regime. Definitely make sure you get advice from an exercise professional or physiotherapist to avoid having major injuries. You might even want to look into in-home physical therapy especially if you suffer from chronic conditions.
In Your 60s
During this decade we recommend incorporating flexibility exercises at least twice per week with something fun such as aqua-aerobics if possible. You can also look for ballroom dancing or any other kind of dancing in your local area. Dancing is a great way to exercise while having fun and still having a social life.
You can also do some brisk walking throughout the week to make sure that your metabolism stays in tip-top shape.
In Your 50s
Sometimes as you reach your 50s you might start to experience some new aches and pains or chronic conditions like cardiovascular disease or type 2 diabetes. It is a good idea to do strength training in order to maintain and not lose your muscle mass. You can also do something to help with your balance like Tai Chi which will also help with extra relaxation.
Go out on walks where you are walking fast enough to where your breathing rate increases and you start sweating.
In Your 40s
Although your 40s are pretty young and far from being considered a senior it is a good idea to optimize your natural calorie-burning because at this age most people begin to put on weight. You can start a weight training program or use kettlebells to help increase your lean weight and decrease your fat weight.
You can also start running or start something such as pilates to build your core strength.
Now You Know How to Stay Fit as You Get Older
We hope that now that you learned our top tips on how to stay fit as you age, you are ready to rev up your workouts and increase your physical activity.
If our article helped you out, please make sure to keep browsing the rest of this section for more health tips and tricks.