Sometimes it’s difficult to do enough exercise to stay healthy. You may find yourself making excuses like ‘I’ve got too much work on’, or, ‘there’s not enough time’. Maybe you just can’t be bothered. Regular, gentle exercise is essential for you, and the ones you love, to enjoy life and to age gracefully. It also helps your body absorb and process the healthy food and nutrition supplements that you consume every day. If you, or your loved ones, are elderly and find it difficult to exercise, even though you have plenty of time, then the best thing to do is to try some simple home exercises. Here are five of the best.
It may not sound wildly exciting but brisk walking every day can give you, and the ones you love, enough exercise to maintain good health. The target that many healthcare specialists suggest is around 10,000 steps each day if you want to stay healthy. This varies depending on your age, height and weight as well as other influencing factors, but it’s a good rule of thumb and you can monitor your daily steps with a Fitbit watch. Try walking with a friend or family member around a small park at the same time every day if you still need some motivation.
Exercising in water is an ideal way for those living with arthritis and other forms of joint pain, as the buoyancy of the water puts less stress on your joints. This means that you can train your body to be stronger using the natural resistance of water. This eliminates the need for weights in strength training and improves your strength, flexibility and balance with minimal stress on your body. Ever thought of ‘Aqua jogging’ or leg lifts under water. You could get used to it.
There are recommended stability exercises for the elderly that will increase your core strength, helping you with movement, range of motion and balance. A hip routine is standing upright while holding onto a chair, or table, and slowly bending one knee towards your chest without bending the hips or waist. Hold steady for one second and then slowly lower the leg. Repeat with your other leg.
Regular stretching gives you better balance and posture, lowered risk of falling and even improved mental functions. The blood circulates better throughout your body when doing stretching combined with cardiovascular activity. Stretching sessions can last for 10 to 20 minutes.
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All good nutritionists know that, for nutrition supplements to work effectively, regularly consuming nutrition supplements must be combined with regular, gentle exercise. As we get older many of us find it more difficult to exercise. This means that taking a specialised nutrition supplement, like Susten Gold 55+, for maintaining your muscles whilst you age will not be so effective if you don’t exercise regularly. So take some tips from one of Malaysia’s top OEM manufacturers of nutrition supplements. Uno Nutrition Sdn Bhd provides you, and the ones you love, with Sustein Gold 55+, to give you the nutrition that you need to enjoy life to the fullest and to age gracefully.