It’s important to live a healthy and active life no regardless of your age. Being active is especially important for seniors. Regular exercises can strengthen a human’s heart, make bones stronger, and improve flexibility. Besides, seniors with an active lifestyle have a lower risk of chronic diseases and injuries. Besides, being active lets you improve your mood manifolds. 

Researches have also found that exercises are vital for cognitive function. Scientists have found out and proven that brain neurons increase after a few weeks of regular exercise. More specifically, if a person walks three or more times a week, the risk of dementia decreases by 35% compared to seniors who do not have any type of physical activity. 

Some of the main reasons for seniors to exercise regularly include: 

  • Their wounds heal 25% faster. 
  • Such people can better fight infections and have an easier recovery from illness. 
  • They have a lower risk of chronic diseases. The National Institute of Aging has determined that exercising as a senior can delay or prevent such diseases as cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart disease, etc. 
  • Better balance and stability.
  • Improved quality of life. Regular exercises can alleviate symptoms of depression and improve seniors’ mood in general. 

 
It’s never too late to start living healthily and doing exercises regularly. The key is to find the exercises that one enjoys and start at the level that is easy to maintain and progress gradually.