Exercise is vital for overall health and well-being, but it may be even more important in our loved ones as they age. While there may be certain hazards associated with exercising, the advantages of living an active lifestyle far outweigh the risks. Although our family members may now need longer periods to heal and recover from accidents, moderate exercise is beneficial to people of all ages.
For our loved ones, physical wellness and leading an active lifestyle has several health advantages that go beyond the obvious, such as improved blood pressure, reduced risk of diabetes, lipid profile, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and improved neurocognitive function.
Whether our family members need some companionship and social activity for a few hours each week or just require simple assistance with domestic activities, respite care may be a good alternative for families in Indiana. At Rittenhouse Village At Northside, we take pride in assisting your loved ones in maintaining their independence while enjoying the comfort of home.
Our loved ones should maintain an active lifestyle for a variety of reasons, including reducing physical ailments and boosting their mental health. Here are a few major health advantages, for our loved ones who choose to engage in regular exercise and maintaining an active lifestyle.
Maintain or Lose Weight
When you join fitness programs, your overall health quality improves. Exercise reduces the risk of chronic illnesses and disorders, as well as improves the immunological and digestive systems.
People of all ages can benefit from exercise to maintain or lose weight. However, since our metabolism slows as we grow older, exercise becomes increasingly important. The includsion of cardio and strength training routines in in your exercise regiment helps build muscle mass, which boosts metabolism and burns more calories, resulting in weight reduction.
Reduce the Effects of Sickness and Disease
Regular exercise helps to create and maintain bone strength. Exercise strengthens bones in the same way that it strengthens muscles. Remember, bone is living tissue, so it responds to the pressures it is subjected to. Regular activity causes your bone to respond by growing more cells and becoming denser. Important for our loved ones as they age.
Regular physical activity lowers the risk of heart disease and improves cardiovascular health. Including a combination of aerobic and strength training exercies in a workout can offer an extra surge of energy while also improving overall heart health.
Improved Mobility, Flexibility and Balance
Falls are dangerous at any age, but our loved ones are even more vulnerable to damage if their bone density and strength are insufficient. An active lifestyle will help you stay balanced and prevent falls by building muscular strength. Enhancing bone health can also be done through low-impact activities.
Improving Brain Function
Exercising regularly and living an active lifestyle leads to a variety of mental health benefits. Exercise is shown to help fight depression when muscle-generated mood boosters, also known as endorphins, become active and help to reduce stress. Maintaining consistent activity levels may even help slow the progression of brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Boosting Mood and Confidence
For many of our mature family members, maintaining an active social life can be challenging. Some aging adults are increasing their social wellness by making exercise an enjoyable group outing with others in their communities. Whether it’s by joining a walking group or participating in an aerobics class, socializing while working out keeps people engaged, making them feel young at heart and mentally sharper.