One of our key beliefs here at Totalfit Brighton is that we can all be happy and healthy into later life. And in fact, being physically healthy leads to a longer life that is better quality! As we age, regular physical activity becomes increasingly important for maintaining health and preventing the onset of chronic diseases. Exercise has numerous benefits for older adults, ranging from improved cardiovascular health to stronger bones and muscles! Here are three specific physical benefits that anyone more mature in years can derive from working out regularly.
- Improved cardiovascular health: Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death among older adults. Exercise can help improve cardiovascular health by lowering blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart disease, and improving circulation. Aerobic exercise, such as brisk walking, swimming, or cycling, can help strengthen the heart and lungs, while also boosting endurance and stamina. This means more trips to the beach with the grandkids, and less huffing and puffing when going up the stairs.
- Stronger bones and muscles: As we age, our bones become less dense and our muscles lose strength. This can lead to an increased risk of falls, fractures, and other injuries. Regular weight-bearing exercise, such as resistance training or lifting weights, can help improve bone density and increase muscle mass. Stronger muscles also help improve balance and coordination, reducing the risk of falls and related injuries. Read more about how weight training with us can help you protect your bones here.
- Reduced risk of chronic diseases: Regular exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, and some types of cancer. Exercise helps to maintain healthy body weight, lower blood sugar levels, and reduce inflammation throughout the body. In addition, exercise has been shown to improve immune function and reduce the risk of age-related cognitive decline.
Working out regularly can provide numerous physical benefits for older adults. Improved cardiovascular health, stronger bones and muscles, and reduced risk of chronic diseases are just a few of the reasons why regular exercise should be a priority for older people – who still have way more adventures to go on in life that do not include sitting on the sofa or shuffling around in slippers!
And at Totalfit Brighton we have trained and experienced coaches who know how to adjust movements and programme workouts for members of all ages. If you’ve felt daunted by the gym or working out later in life, click that ‘FREE INTRO’ button at the top of the page and book a time to meet with our team! Don’t let another day go by thinking you can’t still have Optimal Health at your age – YOU CAN!