exercising at any ages
by andree-anne talbot on October 3, 2013 - 12:29am
I don’t know if some of you are wondering about how would be your physical condition when you’ll get older, but I’m wondering for me. Not that I am a person who never exercises and knows that that she is not increasing her physical condition, but when I look at some old people, I get a doubt about what could become my physical condition as I get older. As a young girl or young woman, my grandmother was a very active person. Nowadays, she still exercises but obviously, not as much as she did in the past and I can see that she is in a great shape for someone her age. I read an article about exercising for seniors. Apparently, great results have been seen.
24 participants began on a special senior training, and their physical skills have improved. Compared to a control group, the participants who had exercised, had better ability to get out of a chair, they could walk faster, they had less chances to fall and they had a better balance.
This experience was just little study and we don’t really know if we should trust that, but in the article it says that some experts from University of Michigan did pretty much the same experience and have noticed the same improvement from their participants.
Finally, I think this is just showing that exercises are not only for young people and that when we’ll get older, telling ourselves “Oh! Sports aren’t for me anymore…I feel way too old for that!” won’t be a good reason to stop physical activities, because actually, it will make you feel younger.
Here is the article about the studies: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/09/30/exercising-after-50_n_4018532.html?ir=Canada+Living
If you want more information about exercises (for any age), here is post on Oprah’s website: http://www.oprah.com/health/Exercise-for-Your-20s-30s-40s-50s-and-60s_1/2