08 Apr It’s Never Too Late to Start Exercising—Here’s Why!
Most people know that a balanced diet and plenty of exercise is part of a healthy life. However, if you have never been particularly active and have never made exercise part of your day, then it may seem rather daunting to start introducing exercise into your regular routine. The good news is, exercise doesn’t have to be too hard or too intimidating, there are so many different types of easy, yet effective forms of exercise that can have some major health benefits.
It is never too late to start exercising and to start adding exercise into your current routine. Whether you are middle-aged or even a senior, there are so many great health benefits you will start seeing right away when you start exercising.
Your body needs physical exercise. It is simply part of life. And while it may feel as though exercising will be tiring or difficult, once you incorporate a regular exercise routine, you will start feeling younger, healthier and more energetic.
Studies show that regular exercise can not only help you keep loose muscles and healthy joints that will keep you mobile and comfortable—but exercise can help clear the mind as well. Exercise also releases endorphin that can help improve mood and behavior—which is something that any person at any age can really benefit from. Plus, regular cardiovascular exercise can help improve your heart health, which is something that any older adult can benefit from.
One of the biggest fears that older adults tend to have about beginning exercising is that they fear they may get injured when they start exercising. It is true, if you don’t know what you are doing and do not exercise properly, you could accidentally hurt yourself. However, if you adopt a safe workout program, and exercise regularly to your ability, you can actually prevent injuries.
Regular exercise means stronger muscles, which can help prevent falls, as well as more mobile joints that can prevent anyone from falling or hurting themselves. Injuries can happen, but the stronger and healthier you are, the less likely you are to get injured doing an everyday activity.
When starting a new exercise program, the best thing to do is to start slow, with a beginner’s course. Look into exercise classes such as yoga, swimming or water aerobics that are low-impact and easy on the joints. This is a great way to ease into exercising without worrying about sustaining any early injuries until you get more accustomed to your exercise routine.
You should never feel like you are too old to start exercising. In fact, as we age, we need to become more physically active in order to maintain better health and quality of life. Here at Continuum Internal Medicine, we want to make sure our patients are staying healthy, no matter their age. If you have questions about healthy exercise programs that will fit your age and physical capabilities, then give us a call today at 817-617-8650 to schedule an appointment.