How to Remain Active at Any Age
It is no secret that getting older can be painful. Joints and muscles hurt more than they did before, making staying active difficult. Health issues can cause other problems that limit mobility, such as poor circulation, vertigo and balance problems. However, remaining active is the best way to combat many health problems, but how do you do that when your body is rebelling against you? Here are some tips to help you stay active, even as you grow older.
Start the Day with Exercise
For many older people, the most intense pain and stiffness is when they wake up in the morning. If this is a problem for you, add morning exercise to your routine. Whether you get on a treadmill, go for a walk or take a swim, getting your body moving can loosen up your muscles and joints. Most stiffness and pain will subside after you spend 15-20 minutes moving at a slow pace.
The vitamins and minerals in fruits and vegetables help feed your muscles and maintain healthy tissue. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to hydrate your body and make sure you get enough lean protein to retain your muscle mass.
Consider Physical Therapy
If you struggle with arthritis, vertigo or other mobility issues, seeing a physical therapist can help you find therapy options to combat these problems. Learning exercises and stretches that can strengthen and improve flexibility can help you stay active with less pain.
Getting older doesn’t need to slow you down. Find healthy options to keep you moving so you can stay active for many years to come, improving your quality of life and wellness.
Posted on behalf of:
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast #225
Atlanta, GA 30342
The information provided on this website, including text, graphics, images, and other materials, is intended solely for informational purposes and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.