It’s never too old to start exercising. Studies have shown that gains in muscle mass and strength can be attained well into your 80’s! If you are just starting out, start slowly but just get active! There are many ways from walking to light weight training to get started, and there are tons of fitness classes that are low impact and fun!
Exercising helps you look and feel younger! Regular physical activity lowers your risk for a variety of conditions including Alzheimer’s and dementia, heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression and obesity. You may get older, but you’ll feel better!
Resting can be good in some situations. Inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle is never good. A lack of movement and physical activity can lead to erosion of skills and abilities, and sitting around often makes you MORE tired. Get up and move around, and you can rest after!
You will not get hurt, in fact, regular exercise can have the opposite effect. Working out can help you improve your mobility, flexibility, balance, strength, posture and coordination. Physical activity can also help alleviate symptoms of chronic conditions like arthritis, and will help prevent the loss of bone mass, keeping them strong.
Get out there and keep active! If you need any guidance or instruction, come talk to one of our Fitness Professionals!