Muscle stiffness, joint aches, back pain, weakness—aging comes with plenty of “gifts” from nature that we’d rather not take!
As we get older, our muscles and bones start to deteriorate, leading to a vicious cycle: those things make it harder to move and stay active, which in turn makes our muscles and bones even weaker.
But staying active can help stave off those effects, letting us feel stronger, healthier, and happier even longer!
Read on to find out why staying active is important, how to do it, and other ways to support a healthy lifestyle as you age.
The Importance of Staying Active as You Age
Muscle mass and bone strength peak at age 30. After that, muscles, bones, and joints start to slowly deteriorate. That’s why it gets harder to move as we get older.
But regular fitness can help us maintain our mobility, keeping our muscles and tissues strong longer.
Mobility isn’t the only benefit of staying fit as we age. Aging also comes with increased risk of high blood pressure and heart disease. That’s because as we get older, our blood vessels start to become less elastic.
But regular exercise also keeps the heart young and healthy, lowering that increased risk.
In fact, a 2018 study showed that people in their 70s that had regularly exercised had heart, lung, and muscle function similar to those in their 40s! That means that regular exercise can actually keep your body younger.
Ways to Stay Active
If you’re just starting to get active, the idea of regular exercise can seem intimidating. The good news is that you don’t have to start by running a marathon.
Even just lightly exercising for 10 minutes a day twice a week can have a positive impact on our health and mobility.
The ultimate goal should be to exercise for about two and a half hours per week—so 30 minutes five days a week. But starting small and committing to a routine is more important than going big!
Start out simple—stretch regularly to keep your muscles limber. Yoga and tai chi are great options for flexibility. Add a daily walk to get your body moving.
As you build up your stamina, consider biking or jogging. Consider joining a water aerobics class—not only will you get your body moving, but the water can help ease aches and pains as well!
Whatever exercise methods you choose, remember that consistency and commitment are key. The more you build activity into your lifestyle, the easier staying fit will become.
(Remember that you should always consult your doctor before starting any new exercise regimen—different people have different limitations.)
Support Your New Active Lifestyle
Regular activity is a great way to stay fit and feel younger longer. But it’s only half of the battle.
As we age, our bodies do start to naturally deteriorate. But what if we could identify the real reason behind that aging and work to actively reverse it?
Research shows that free radical damage is a large part of the aging process. (Free radicals are reactive molecules in our bodies that can start chain reactions, ultimately damaging the body if too many reactions occur.)
Free radical damage is linked to diseases such as Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and cancer. It also contributes to visible signs of aging, like wrinkles.
But antioxidants can help reverse that free radical damage and keep you looking and feeling younger.
OPCXtra contains powerful antioxidants that can support your healthy lifestyle and keep you feeling healthy, youthful, and strong!
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