The Payoffs Of An Active Lifestyle
Regular exercise helps you maintain your strength and agility. And, with a stronger body, you can reduce your risk of falling. In fact, a study published in the Oxford Academic concluded that grouped based exercise improves balance and reduces falls in aging adults. So, whether you’re hiking up a mountain trail, swinging a tennis racket, or even running with your dog on the beach, you’re doing your body well. Besides being fun, physical activities promote stronger bones, improved strength, balance, and agility.
Staying healthy after retirement is not just about staying physically fit. You also have eat right and keep your brain healthy too. So, the question is how can you stay physically and mentally active? From dancing and gardening to Tai Chi and pilates, anything that gets you moving and your heart pumping is good for your health. Keep your brain in shape with more freeform activities like reading, playing board games, or by indulging your creative side. Any type of mentally stimulating activity counts, so sing, paint, or play a few hands of bridge.
Regardless of age, anyone who takes part in regular physical activity is privy to countless health benefits. In fact, you would be hard-pressed to find any research suggesting the older you get, the less active you should be. Make your health a priority! Remember, retiring from work does not have to mean stepping back from a full, healthy life. By staying active both mentally and physically you are making your life more enjoyable.