Staying Young Through Exercise Tips

The secret to staying younger is to adopt a comprehensive program of physical activity that includes; toning, endurance, flexibility, and balance exercises.

It’s never too late to start exercising

It's never too late to adopt an active lifestyle. However, we recommend that you undergo a medical examination before starting, in order to identify any issues or diseases that might require special precautions.

A balance of various exercises is ideal for achieving and maintaining good muscle strength and cardiovascular efficiency, as well as for improving the condition of the joints and reducing the risk of falls. And it’s sufficient to begin with even mild or moderate-intensity physical activity.

Just follow these simple tips:

  1. Do the activity safely, taking care to avoid any problems like muscle or joint pain or other symptoms: If this is the case, stop and contact a doctor or someone who can help you establish a program of activities that are suitable for your needs and ability level.
  2. Exercise regularly and consistently if you want to feel and maintain the benefits.
  3. Exercise in suitable, well-lit, unencumbered areas with dry tread surfaces to reduce the risk of falls.
  4. Wear comfortable shoes that provide adequate support for your feet; your shoes should not be too tight, as this will hinder blood circulation
  5. Start each workout with a warm-up
  6. Always end your session with a cool-down phase in order to allow the blood pressure and heart rate to return to normal values. This will help reduce the risk of arrhythmia due to the alteration of the physiological mechanisms involved in the exercises.
  7. Begin walking gradually, starting on flat routes and moving on to uphill routes in order to further strengthen the leg and thigh muscles.
  8. Do breathing exercises to improve blood oxygenation, inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth.
  9. In order to maintain healthy joints, stretching exercises should be performed every day for the legs, arms, neck and spine.
  10. Always do some form of exercise on a regular basis, even if it’s just walking through the park.

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