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Exercise For A Long And Healthy Life

By Kelsey Kennedy


Regular exercise is extremely important because it offers many great health benefits. At any age exercise is beneficial, increasing longevity and easing symptoms of many chronic conditions. An increase in fitness can boost strength, confidence, coordination, and mood. Consulting with your local personal trainer can get you on the right path today.


Longevity

The World Health Organization states that following a sedentary lifestyle is one of the ten leading causes of death and disability. A regime of gentle and regular exercise can add an additional three to five years to someone's life.

  • Exercise increases longevity

  • A sedentary lifestyle is one of the leading causes of death

Let’s get you up and moving today!


Reduce Aging Ailments

Exercise can enhance muscle strength and bone density. Stretching routines can help lengthen muscle tissue, preventing wasting and shortening of the muscle. Also, increasing joint range of motion reduces arthritis and osteoporosis.

  • Stretching prevents the shortening of muscles

  • Increased range of motion reduces arthritis and osteoporosis


Healthy Heart

Exercises that raise heart rate increase blood flow to the heart improving cardiovascular health. Cardiovascular exercises include walking at a fast pace, cycling, or light house work. Keeping the heart muscle in shape decreases the risk of cardiac problems. Elderly that partake in cardiovascular training have increased respiratory intake, which helps against common illnesses.

  • Exercise increases cardiovascular health

  • An in-shape heart muscle reduces cardiac problems

  • Increased respiratory intake decreases common illnesses


Preventing Dementia

A sedentary lifestyle can increase the risk of developing dementia. Elderly that exercise are less likely to develop dementia because it fights the psychological effects of aging. Exercise is a natural mood enhancer, releasing endorphins that can improve cognitive function and improve mental focus.

  • A sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of dementia

  • Exercise fights against dementia

  • Exercise is a natural mood enhancer



Exercise For A Healthy Life

As people age, endurance becomes limited because of age-related changes in the cardiovascular system. Decreased muscle mass leads to half of the reduction in endurance. An exercise routine formed by your personal trainer can create life changing results.


1. Aerobic and Endurance Exercises

Thirty minutes of cardiorespiratory endurance is suggested by physicians, exercises that elevate heart rate and speed up breathing. Examples of these exercises are walking, stationary cycling, and swimming. Taking part in these exercises increases the body’s ability to deliver oxygen and nutrients to tissues and remove waste over periods of time.


2. Strength and Resistance training

Repetitive motions using weights, resistance bands, or machines build muscle. For best results, training two to three days a week is ideal and exercising all the muscle groups by doing one or two sets of 10 to 15 repetitions at a moderate intensity. Strength training helps prevent the loss of bone mass and improves balance.


3. Stretching and flexibility exercises

Stretching helps warm up the muscles, improves flexibility, prevents injury, and reduces muscle soreness. The reflection period during stretching can be used as a time to check in with how the body is feeling. This awareness is useful in safe mobility and physical awareness.

If you’re lost and confused on where to begin, don’t fret because we’ve got it handled. One of our top personal trainers in the nation can create a custom exercise routine based on your needs. At TWD we’re here to make your goals a reality.



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