Exercising after 40 improves the quality of your life, it can even add a few years to the roster.
It turns out that being in shape during “Mid-Life” warns off chronic diseases that affect the aging body. Exercising may even counteract the damage we caused during an overactive or even a static younger lifestyle. If you need one more reason a new study suggesting that getting into shape, staying fit and exercising after 40 works!
We all know very well that eating right and exercise is great for our bodies. However, in “Mid-Life” we strive and work hard to be in peak performance just to hang on to a bit of what we know. A life of attraction, and having our past continue to admire what we worked so hard to accomplish. We mature on the surface while our mindful instincts still eyeballs that brand new sports car.
This study focuses on the relationship between “Mid-Life” fitness and the quality of life in the later years. Fitter individuals age well, with fewer chronic illnesses that could impact the quality of life greatly. Achieve the maximum health benefit as recommended by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. We as maturing adults get a minimum of two and a half hours of moderate to intense aerobic activity each week. For those not physically fit what would be the best course of action?
Here are some things to keep in mind;
If you haven’t exercised in a while, see your doctor first. Depending on your medical history, your doctor can recommend an exercise routine. Cardio stress tests are a way to be able to set a starting point. Measure up your levels of cardio ability and work up from there. Test your cholesterol by including it in most complete blood panels.
Exercise is medicine, “If only exercise is as easy as taking a pill, it would be the most prescribed pill in the world!” Exercise brings tremendous physical and mental health benefits as well as improving the quality of our lives.
Walking is another starting point, since it is cost effective and readily accessible. However, keep in mind that you don’t just get up one day and join a marathon. Instead, opt for some brisk walking to get the heart rate up. If you wear a pedometer or a heart rate monitor, you can easily determine the intensity required for your fitness goals.
Beyond walking, it is important to develop an exercise routine that is fun and that you enjoy. Whether it’s bicycling, kayaking, sightseeing, boxing, martial arts, or even mall walking.
The primary focus, get your cardio endurance in shape. Always remember that your longevity of life is your goal. Try not to include yourself in abilities beyond your means, after all it took you half a lifetime to get out of shape, the good news is it won’t take you half a lifetime to get into shape.