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Age is NOT an Exercise Contraindication!

If you’ve ever tried to talk your dad into going to the gym with you, it is likely that the response was something along the lines of “I’m too old to do any physical activity”.

Well, people of previous generations have grown with the belief that age is a terminal sentence that inevitably deprives you of the ability to do anything body-care related.

And while this is relevant and valid for individuals who believe it is so, it is not really the ultimate truth that no one can escape.

Let’s Face The Facts…

If you are of an older age and don’t have any severe physical/health issues, here are some facts for you:

  1. You can still exercise

  2. You can still eat well

  3. You can still treat your body right

In most cases, refusing to do those is simply the end result of giving up, or in other words, it is your mind that thinks age is stopping you.

Self-Care In The Older Years

It is true that there are certain physiological and mental changes that occur as we age, but one thing still remains true - You can CHOOSE to take actions and adopt health-nourishing habits.

Here are our best tips for adults who are looking to improve their lifestyle and habits:

#1 Exercise!

It appears that the older we get, the more muscle mass we lose and the less active we become.

Nevertheless, engaging in low & high-intensity physical exercise, is one of the best anti-aging therapies you can have during your older years!

Exercise and especially resistance training can help you maintain your muscle mass over the years, leading to significant improvements in metabolism & how you look visually.

Since the body is more prone to injuries during the older years however, it is a good idea to mix low and high intensity training and avoid overexertion.

Think of it this way - What can you do for your body in the next 10 years, given that you are 55 years old now? 10 years is a lot of time and it will certainly yield results if you put in the work!

#2 Eat well

As the older age steps in, people become more likely to ditch their body-care habits altogether.

Whether you are 20 or 55 however, one thing remains true - Your body needs certain essential nutrients, in order to sustain healthy functioning of all bodily components and systems.