Wednesday, July 14, 2010

How Exercise Benefits the Aging Process

Exercising works to your advantage even as you age. How? Read on:
  • It helps you shed the excess pounds and stay at your healthy weight.
    Since your metabolism is bound to decrease speed as the years creep in, it would be harder for you to lose weight once you have started to age. However, sticking to a regular exercise routine prevents your metabolism's total slow down. Moreover, it develops your muscle mass, meaning that it would be easier for you to lose weight. Also, exercising regularly works to effectively keep you at your healthy weight, hence, keeping the excess pounds off.
  • It dulls the potency of illnesses while reducing your risk of acquiring serious chronic ailments.
    You think you are getting too old to keep up with your exercise routine? With all these health benefits of exercise to seniors, it would be unsurprising if you decide to view things from a totally differentiated perspective: stronger immune system, a healthier heart, better bone density, healthier digestive functioning, and a well-regulated blood pressure.
  • It helps keep your body young and agile.
    Don't think that exercising ups your accident proneness. On the contrary, it improves your body's overall agility, balance, and posture.

Written By: Maris Modesto

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