As you age, muscle mass is slowly lost, and after the age of 50 that loss is accelerated. Scary to know, but this is undoubtably why your body doesn’t respond to exercise as it did earlier in your life. But if you knew the healthy benefits to exercising, would that make you want to start moving again? I’m hoping it does – please keep reading as …

Here are the 6 Benefits Of Exercising As You Age and how it pertains to everyone:

1.  Helps you maintain or lose weight. People who exercise have an increase in their metabolism, which helps burn more calories and build muscle mass.

2.  Reduces the impact of illness and chronic disease. People who exercise tend to have improved immune and digestive functioning, better blood pressure and bone density, and a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, osteoporosis, and certain cancers.

 

3.  Enhances mobility, flexibility, and balance. People who exercise see improvement in strength, flexibility and posture, which helps with balance, coordination, and the reduction for the risk of falls.  Exercise also helps alleviate symptoms of arthritis.  

4.  Improves sleep. People who exercise find they fall asleep faster and sleep more deeply, which makes them feel more energetic and refreshed when they’re awake. Good sleep is vital for your overall health. 

 

5.  Boosts mood and self-confidence. People who exercise find it relieves stress and helps reduce depression, anxiety, or the feelings of sadness, all due to the endorphins produced during this activity. It also helps you feel more self-confident.

6.  Does amazing things for the brain. People who exercise have more brain activity, which increases more brain functions with multitasking and creativity, which can help prevent cognitive decline, dementia and memory loss.

So there you have it people – begin moving, get active, start exercising. Even if you’re a beginner, haven’t exercised in ages, are overweight, or even in your 50’s or older … there is no more time for excuses because your health depends on you taking action.  So stay with me here as I introduce a “4 Week Beginners Workout” which is perfect for those just getting started.  You’ll love it – it won’t kill ya, you won’t be sore for days, which means YOU WON’T QUIT.

Come on … let’s do this together.

Ciao 🙂