When many people talk about fitness, they are often thinking about exercise for weight loss. While it is important to maintain a healthy weight, you shouldn’t overlook the other benefits that are available to improve your health.
It is common for older adults to slow down as they age. But, getting older shouldn’t be a reason why you stop moving your body. Exercise is essential to balance hormones, reduce the impact of chronic disease, support circulation, and improve balance and flexibility.
If you are setting New Year’s goals to improve your fitness, then you should consider some of these exercise options:
- Smartphone Exercise Integration: We live in a world of technology, and many tools can be used to support your fitness goals. Try using these smartphone apps to put together the right exercise plan.
- Senior Fitness Classes: Enjoy double benefits by building friendships while you are working out. These aging adult fitness classes provide exercise plans that are catered to your skill level while creating a fun place to meet friends and build your community.
- Walking: Simply getting out of the house can be the catalyst to boost your health efforts. There’s no need to run a marathon! Instead, walk the dog, talk to the neighbors, or take a stroll around a nearby park.
- Interval Training: It is easy to get stuck with a fitness plateau if you aren’t shaking things up. Consider interval training to have the most impact on muscle development and endurance.
Customizing Your Exercise Plan
Keep in mind that it is always best to work with your healthcare provider to put together a good exercise plan for your fitness level. You need to ease your way into the activities so that you can prevent injury. Also, make it a priority to plan time for warming up and cool down periods to prevent discomfort and injury.
Our team at Windward Life Care is focused on supporting your health goals by connecting you with the right medical and fitness options in your area. Call us for more information about how these services can help with your new goals for the year.