Reasons To Workout Even When You’re Older

workout when olderToo often people nearing or past retirement give up on staying fit, or never bothered to attempt it in the first place. They don’t realize that you need to workout even when you’re older or that it’s never too late to begin. The body is a beautiful machine that, unlike other types of machines, heals itself. It does need help however, and that help comes from eating healthy and staying active.

Never give up.

Sometimes, no matter how healthy you try to be, things happen. It may be genetic or even a freak accident that causes an injury or illness. That’s when your pure determination can help. People who have lived a healthy lifestyle even find good health temporary, but they also have avoided some of the risks. It’s never too late to start, even if you’ve had a serious condition. You can help the body to heal and reduce the risk of complications by adopting a can-do attitude.

Exercise is just one of the keys to living healthier and longer.

Exercise boosts your natural antioxidants and improves overall circulation. The quicker you start any type of exercise, the faster you’ll improve. One physician said that if the benefits of exerciser were in a pill, it would be more popular than any now available. It helps improve the muscles, ligaments, blood, tendons and bones. It increases the production of collagen to heal wounded tissue. One study at Ohio State University in Columbus showed that people over 55 healed faster when following a program of exercise. The key is to get moving, any way you can.

Eat healthier.

The older you get, the more important healthier eating becomes. The body doesn’t seem to process foods as well and even if your diet is the same as it was in your 20s, you may not be absorbing as many nutrients. Adding herbs and spices to foods not only enhances the flavor, but can also improve the nutrition. Turmeric, for example, is a known anti-inflammatory that can help arthritis and even Alzheimer’s. Rosemary helps the heart and garlic seems to help everything…plus keeps vampires at bay.

– Osteoporosis can be delayed and may be reversed by strength building and weight bearing exercise. These also reverse the effects of muscle tissue loss.

– Exercise helps you look younger. It stimulates the production of collagen to prevent an aging look. For a more youthful appearance, run to the store, but not to pick up the latest collagen face cream, but to get in the exercise your body deserves.

– Exercise helps reduce the risk of serious diseases, such as diabetes, osteoporsis and heart disease. It burns off the hormones created by stress.

– A program of regular exercise will keep you looking and feeling younger. It adds bounce to your step and boosts your energy level.