6 Exercises to Reduce the Effects of Aging
- Strength Training. Strength training is the only exercise proven to slow down the aging process. It prevents muscle loss that normally accompanies aging. Additionally, it strengthens bones, muscles, tendons thus lowering the chance of injuries.
- Walking. Walking is the simplest positive change you can make to effectively improve heart health. Also, it reduces the risk of coronary heart disease, improves blood pressure and blood sugar levels, reduces the risk of osteoporosis, breast and colon cancer, diabetes, and obesity.
- Dancing. Dancing burns roughly 200 calories per hour, and works not only the major muscles but is also a fantastic cardiovascular workout. And, because it requires brain functioning as well as physical control, social dancing has even been proven to reduce and possibly eliminate dementia as we age.
- Tai Chi. Tai Chi is meditation in motion. Many practitioners of tai chi believe that is delays aging and prolong life, increases flexibility, strengthens muscles and tendons, and aids in the treatment of heart disease, high blood pressure, and arthritis. As we age, tai chi helps with balance and flexibility.
- Swimming. Swimming improves endurance, builds muscle mass, and has significant cardio benefits which is good for your heart.
- Yoga. Yoga promotes balance, increases flexibility, strengthens muscles, and can help prevent falls.
Pick one you enjoy. Then, do it!