Regular physical activity has an important role in seniors’ physical health. There is no need to do extreme sports, everyone can obtain physical and mental health benefits through moderate and regular exercises. Seniors can multiply the physical benefit of sports by increasing the duration, intensity, and frequency of them. People must note that high level activity may increase the risk of injury in older adults, so care should be taken. The best way that activity can help a senior’s physical health is to start slowly and gradually increase the time and intensity of activities. Cardio respiratory endurance (aerobic) activity reduces the risk of falling and helps seniors physical health by strengthening their muscles. This can improve their balance and the ability to perform daily tasks.
Physical activity improves seniors’ physical health through maintaining or losing weight. As we age, metabolism will slow and maintaining a healthy weight becomes more of a challenge. Physical activity helps seniors to increase metabolism, burn fat and build or maintain muscles.
Physical activity reduces the impact of illness and chronic disease. Improved immune system, better blood pressure, enhanced bone density, and a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and osteoporosis, can be obtained through exercise. Strength training also helps control the symptoms of chronic disease such as arthritis.
Physical activities can improve seniors’ physical health by enhancing mobility, flexibility, and balance. As we said above, exercise can improve your muscle strength and lead to better balance, and reducing the risk of falls.
As we mentioned, exercise increases your metabolism and helps your body to use up the sugar that is stored in your muscles. This suger will be used to increase the energy in your body.
There are many reports that show older adults may have a more robust drive for sex after regular exercise.
Mental health is as important as seniors’ physical health. So, we want to talk about different aspects of mental health that can be affected by physical health:
Sleep is one of the important factors for overall health. Physical activity can increase the quality of sleep and help you to wake up energetic and refreshed.
You can fight sadness, depression and anxiety with exercise. Exercise makes your body release endorphins that are a basic stress reliever. Endorphins help your body to get rid of stress hormones that can lead to heart and other problems.
There is no doubt that physical activity will increase seniors’ physical health. When you are in good physical health, you can focus on tasks.
If you are a senior or you know seniors around you who are not able to exercise as they wish, maybe we can help them. Here at Advanced Medical healthcare we provide different tools to increase seniors’ physical health. For more information about how we can help you or your loved ones in Vancouver and British Columbia, Canada, Call, email or visit us. Our goal is to serve our customers by offering the best choices that they deserve.