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Seniors Can Be Fit And Healthy As Long As They Live

Updated on May 24, 2011

You may come across many seniors daily. Among them, a few may be fit but others may not be. They may look old and tired. You may assign genetic reasons for this. But, in reality, this is not the reason. Researches have proved that the aged appearance of a few seniors is due to lack of exercises and not because of their calendar age. This proves that if seniors do their regular exercises, they can be fit and can also defy aging.

Especially, strength training can improve bone density even in women who have already had their menopause. In addition to these exercises, they should take sufficient doses of calcium citrate supplement for improving their bone density.

It has also been proved that regular exercises can heal skin problems, if any, of these seniors. In general, skin problems do not heal easily for aged people. But, if they follow a good fitness regimen and with the the help of appropriate medications, they can accelerate the healing.

Stress is a major cause that deteriorates memory in seniors. But, if they do their regular exercises, they can surmount this problem and preserve their memory. In addition to that, with the help of these exercises, they can have a sense of well-being which will go a long way in improving their overall health and immunity.

Nowadays, most of the seniors are affected by Alzheimer’s but by doing certain cardiovascular exercises, they can prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Cardiovascular exercises improve blood circulation which benefits their brains also. It is better they start doing exercises like brisk walking, jogging, running, cycling, swimming, etc. from their middle age itself so that they can keep themselves free from the fear of these problems. Further, they can live independently if they keep themselves fit and free from these problems.

If seniors ensure to follow a healthy and nutritious diet regimen along with such a good exercises regimen, they can prevent teeth loss also. Mainly, they can prevent periodontal diseases that can cause loss of teeth.

It is a known fact that seniors lose their muscles quite fast. But, if they follow a good fitness regimen, they can safely reverse sarcopenia or muscle loss. Their fitness regimen should necessarily consist of strength training exercises. Sarcopenia starts affecting people from the age of around 45 and hence, people should start doing strength training exercises from their forties.

Another study says that if seniors do their exercises regularly, their longevity also increases. This is especially important for those who are already affected by blood pressure, diabetes or heart problems.

From the foregoing, it is quite evident that elders should have a good fitness regimen and combine it with a healthy diet regimen for leading a healthy and long life.


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