Older adults are at much higher risk of death from COVID-19 than their younger counterparts, but many also face another, less recognized health risk associated with the pandemic: loss of muscle mass.
As you get older, you may feel like your body has begun to slow down as you begin to feel less limber and simpler tasks become more difficult or painful to accomplish. This needn't be the case, however, as regularly working out, even casually, will have tremendous benefits for keeping your body functioning to its best ability even as you enter your senior years. To accomplish this, here are some of the best exercises for older adults.
It's a common dieter's lament: "Ugh, my metabolism is so slow, I'm never going to lose any weight."
We all need some exercise in our daily lives to live more healthily. However, it can be hard for many people to find the motivation to get into a workout routine because they find common exercises boring and repetitive. This is why it's worth finding a unique and exciting activity that will give you a workout and allow you to have fun at the same time. Learn some unique ways to get exercise for the day by reading below.
Exercise is a fantastic thing to have in your daily routine. It's always enticing to want to burn fat and build strength and muscle. However, it's important to make sure you're always doing it the right way. Making serious mistakes will only work against you. For some top workout mistakes to avoid, read below.
Doing any sort of strenuous exercise can lead to injuries when you approach it carelessly. Whether you are going for an intense hike on one of the many scenic Colorado trails, playing a sport, or working in a physically demanding profession, you should take measures to reduce your risk of getting hurt. Putting some time and energy into preventative steps can save you from weeks or even months of unnecessary downtime due to carelessness. Follow these tips for avoiding injuries during physical activity so you won't need to deal with the frustration.
Even though you know walking is good for you, sometimes it's just difficult to fit it into a busy schedule. It can be tough to work in a walk between errands, work, and volunteer obligations. Don't let these barriers keep you from figuring out how to add walking to your daily routine.
A health informatics researcher explains why people don't always get the 'credit' they think they should from using wearable fitness trackers.
Athletes, coaches and mere mortals should remember that the desired physiological response to a training stimulus requires both a gradual buildup period and period of recovery in between training sessions.