Don’t Feel the Pains of Aging

Don’t Feel the Pains of Aging

You know that feeling of sore knees, an achy back or even less energy throughout the day? You usually think to yourself, I’m getting old!  Aging is a natural process, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be a great experience.

Naturally, as your body ages your risk of pain and injury do increase along with medical conditions that involved chronic pain a symptom.

Think about it this way: your body is going to be with you until the end, so exercising, keeping a proper diet and staying on top of your health is like housekeeping, but much more important.

Staying active as you age can help to increase energy levels, reduce pain and improve your movement quality.  It also helps to reduce the risk of heart disease, hypertension, obesity and dementia.  By eliminating risks and improving your health, you can keep your body healthier longer and save on frequent hospital visit and prescription medications.

Here’s a few tips from Physiomed to keep your body in check as the number of candles on your cake keep going up!

Stretching

To make sure you’re keeping your joints, an essential part of proper health and function, stretching exercises are crucial to any workout.  Not only does it maintain the elasticity of the muscles, but it also restores balance and reduces the risk of injury as it ensure an optimal range of motion.

Cardiovascular Exercise

Cardio refers to any activity that requires rhythmic movements by a large group of muscles.  Jogging, running, walking, swimming all increase you heart rate and get the blood flowing faster and much more smoothly to tissue throughout your body.  Choosing an activity you enjoy will make this feel less like a workout and more leisurely.

Resistance Training

Also known as strength training, this aspect of exercise will improve the function of your musculoskeletal system.  These movements will target a wide range of muscle groups and helps to maintain overall balance throughout the body.  It can also prevent or rectify poor posture, reduce risk of injury and, again, improve your movement quality.  Strength training is also known to reduce the loss of bone mass as you age.

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