Aging is an uncontrollable reality in life. Sadly, many have found it really hard to cope with this reality because it often takes away some of the things we esteem and hold close to our hearts; in most cases, getting older means the loss of youthful qualities we treasure. Another sad tendency that often accompanies aging, especially for seniors is the increase in the frequency of visits to the doctor. Often times, aging is associated with some health disorders that may or may not be treatable. Many of these disorders are usually managed till death.
Research shows social issues such as loneliness, financial stress from lack of regular income, social isolation, divorce or widowhood could affect health outcomes in seniors. Similarly, some seniors might undergo a lot of physiological changes that could make them more prone to disease conditions like arthritis, obesity, diabetes and many more. A sedentary lifestyle could also make the challenges of aging more intense. To prevent or help manage most of the health conditions caused by social and physiological factors associated with aging, experts recommend consistent exercise routine of 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Exercise, especially for the elderly, does not necessarily have to be lifting heavy weights in the gym or doing 100 pushups. It could be as simple as walking round the neighborhood in the mornings, water aerobics, jogging, playing with the kids, dancing or even yoga. The important thing is to consistently engage in a physical and mental activity.
Exercise doesn’t only help maintain a perfect union of the body, mind and soul; it also drastically reduces risk of health conditions that may cause multiple hospital visits and unnecessary increase in medical bills. Several studies show exercise alleviates stress, and could be very effective in managing neurodegenerative diseases like Dementia or Parkinson’s. A research conducted by National Institute of Health (Cardiovascular Health Study) established that the relative gains in survival and years of healthy life generally were proportionate to the amount of physical activity. There is therefore no gainsaying in stating that exercise could play a big role in the maintenance of the wellbeing of Seniors.
It is also important to know that the human body, though of different sizes and shapes are fashioned with beautiful intricacies and as such, it is important to make conscious efforts to preserve and protect this invaluable asset. A good way to achieving this is through exercise, especially for seniors, whose bodies could be more fragile with increasing age.
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