Some people think that old persons should not make too much effort or should save their strength and rest because of their age. They think themselves too old to do some physical activities because they think that it is too late to start exercising, exercising can put them falling down and they cannot follow physical activities because they are not able to do it. In the contrary this article show how these old people should do exercise because of the benefits for the body, the maintenance of health and the fact to stay active for future life. It is true that practice physical activity when you get old can be a challenge because you can be discourage about health problems which can be an obstacle or you can simply do not know which exercise appropriate for old persons. While having these reasons of not doing exercise, its help get energy that old people research, reduce stress and pain. First, exercise brings supports to the body and mind. It improves strengths; flexibility and posture; helps as well reduce the risk of falls and relieve the symptoms of chronic conditions like arthritics. Also, thanks to physical activity older people can maintain a healthy weight and reduce impact of illness such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, etc… In addition, exercise and fitness is worthy for mental health because of it is good for the brain, for the improvement of sleep and the reduction of depression.
Second, there are different types of exercise good for health. The first two activities are cardio endurance exercise and strength/power training benefit for the health. Cardio endurance exercise includes: walking which require no equipment and good for the muscles, swimming, dancing, cycling, etc… which promotes independence and reduce fatigue. Strength/power training helps prevent loss of bone mass, builds muscles. Fitness classes, water aerobics, yoga and tai chi and qi gong are good too for the flexibility and the balance.
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