Turning to be more active during your middle-aged or later life slashes the chances of early death, as per research suggests.
Even with just a slight boost of minimal activities like dishwashing, mild gardening, or moving around the house chores, this will lessen the risks of an early death for older adults, according to studies.
Being physically inactive, for example, by sitting for long periods, has been correlated to an increased risk of extending a variety of conditions, involving heart disease, along with early death.
The recent study supports the previous research proposing that moderating time spent inactively and swapping it even with gentle movements is already helpful. It explains that advanced levels of any physical activity can prevent from an early grave.
According to Ulf Ekelund, a professor and first author of the study at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, “It is important for elderly people, who might not be able to do much moderate-intensity activity, that just moving around and doing light-intensity [activity] [will have] strong effects and is beneficial.”
So what are the benefits of physical activity?
Older adults who exercise maintain a mentally active experience that comes with great benefits. These include lowering the chances of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancers. IN some values, the advantages of exercise are more essential at this age than younger adults.
- Injury Prevention
For people who perform 120 to 300 minutes of light to intense aerobic exercise every week have lesser consequences of hip fracture, based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is serious because a hip fracture can sometimes start a spiral of health problems, especially to seniors.
- Develops mental health
Older adults are more risky for depression because of stress and the similarities near depression happening alongside their illnesses. Luckily, regulating physical activities can ease the chances of depression and it can even improve in maintaining mental insights.
- Lower risks of arthritis
By just doing light to moderate exercises, can make a difference already especially to seniors since it helps manage arthritis pain and work on physical duties more comfortably.
- Improve the quality of life
When you encourage your loved ones to maintain their physical activities, it strengthens their confidence as they age. This in return, will enhance their quality of living. Otherwise, if your family member fears of injuries due to frailty, they tend to become lonely and less flexible over time.
- Support better bone health
Weight training and reinforcing muscles flex the body which can help in preventing osteoporosis and osteopenia.
- Enhances sleep quality
Regular exercises are one of the best ways to help seniors improve their sleep quality due to the body’s variation of temperature especially during and after workouts. Plus, it even assists in kicking off into deeper sleep that leads to waking up refreshingly along with increased energy.