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

 

 

Comments

I totally agree with you on the fact that exercising is not only for young people. Exercise has benefits at any age, the important point is to adapt your workout with your age. Exercise helps people to stay independent and it reduces the chance of heart diseases, diabetes and falls. The most important point is to choose an activity that you like, that is appropriate to your age and to the type of exercise that you want to do. It is also important to create an exercise program who contains a warm-up to activate your body and prepare your muscles to the effort, aerobic or balance exercises which constitute your workout, and finally a stretching part who stretches your muscles and improves flexibility. Physical activity should be done by people at any age because it has a lot of physical benefits. The article below is showing the benefits of exercising, is explaining how to constitute an exercise program with all the different components and gives you examples of sports to create your aerobic or balance exercise part of your program.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002080.htm

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