If we could stay young forever then the problems that surround exercising in your old age wouldn’t arise. Unfortunately that’s not the case, at least not yet, who knows what medical science will come up with in the future.
Keeping fit and healthy is the best thing we can do to prolong our life and make sure that our later years can still be our best years. As we get old our bodies respond differently to exercise, were less subtle, can get tired quicker and recovery from exercise can take longer. I’m sure that there are a lot of old people out there that can still enjoy many activities that would normally apply to younger generations, this could be something like snowboarding or bungee jumping.
If you look after your body and general health by having lots of quality exercise along with eating a well-balanced diet then I’m sure that you could still be doing some of these activities well into your old age. Remember you’re only as old as you feel, so if you still feel young then go ahead and take full advantage of these activities. There are a lot of people out there that have neglected their fitness and so this will longer for them to get to their peak fitness level. If you don’t quite feel up to a 20 mile run or want to take part in a heptathlon then there are lots of easier ways to reach a level of fitness where you can do those kinds of activities.
One of the easiest and most enjoyable activities surely has to be walking. If you go out for a short walk everyday then this is sure to help, your walk should ideally be at least 20 minutes and include at least one upward hill to get your blood pumping. There is also cycling, cycling is a great form of exercise and is less demanding on your joints. Cycling is a great way to explore our beautiful British countryside, further more you can see a hell of a lot more over a shorter period of time compared to walking. If you drive somewhere on a regular basis that is only a short drive, then help the environment, save money on petrol and get fit in the process by cycling instead.
Swimming has to be one of the best forms of exercise and is a great way to increase your general cardiovascular fitness. Swimming is relatively cheap to do or even free if you live by the coast or have a nice swim friendly lake that is nearby. One of the best things about swimming in your old age is that there isn’t any stress or strain to your joints as the water your swimming in supports every joint in your body. You may think I’ll start exercising tomorrow, though you could be saying the same thing in a years’ time, make your tomorrow today and get started now, you won’t regret it, plus your body will definitely appreciate it and you know that it makes perfect sense.