Keeping physically fit and healthy is important for everyone no matter your age or gender. However, it is even more important to maintain regular exercise in your senior years. This is because our organs, tissues, and cells all experience changes as we age. Our bodies become more prone to stiffness, our cells change, and cell reproduction slows down. Because of this, the time it takes for injuries to heal also increases. This is one of the main reasons why maintaining fitness is so important. We need to to keep our muscles strong, our limbs mobile, and prevent injury. Fitness is the key to life!
A few healthy physical activities to consider:
You will benefit most from a hobby you enjoy doing, so remember to choose activities that are in line with your interests or that you’re curious about! It’s easier to maintain activities long-term when you’re having fun.