The benefits of fitness are not just limited to the physical – fitness is also known to improve confidence levels, protect from injury, and allow us to lead longer healthier lives. Additionally, exercise is one of the easiest ways to improve our quality of life as we age. So, with society’s approach to fitness constantly changing, how can we maintain our fitness with each advancing decade?
According to an article written by the Telegraph, the best thing to do is adopt a lifelong fitness regime that will evolve with us. Cardio and HIIT contribute to the reduction of diabetes, cancer, and even heart disease risk, and are great to include in your regime during your 30s and 40s. After menopause, women suffer a rapid loss of bone density – which can ultimately severely impair mobility and independence. Strength and flexibility exercises such as Pilates, yoga, and weight training can help maintain muscle tone and balance in our 50s and 60s. Beyond this, taking a daily walk can prove to be particularly effective in later years, helping to counter the decrease in bone density levels.
At Stiltz, we are advocates for regular exercise. Even when stairs become too much to manage, using a homelift to safely access all home floors can help prevent serious injury. This means we can continue to enjoy the fresh air outdoors, even if it is just a short walk, to help sustain physical and mental positivity as we age.
To read more about maintaining fitness throughout the decades, visit the Telegraph article here.