Stay healthy, energetic, and independent with physical activity

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STAY HEALTHY, ENERGETIC, AND INDEPENDENT WITH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

It’s never too late to start!

Life becomes hard as we age. Everything feels difficult, painful, aches, sprains, loss of energy, etc. Though we all become weak as we age, all of us need to be ‘ACTIVE’ to stay healthy as well as independent. Adults aged 65 and above fall under the sedentary age group. This is the age group that generally spends around 10 hours, or more sitting or lying down.

The reason for this can be due to the wrong notion prevalent among us. We all have a belief that older adults are too weak/frail to work out. We think they should take rest and shouldn’t exercise. But the truth is, senior citizens need to move. It will not only make them healthy, but will also refresh their mind and body. There is a chance elderly people can get affected by social stigmas and loneliness once they retire. This can leave them prone to many mental health problems, including depression.

With increasing rates of heart disease, falls, obesity, etc., only a few of us realize that this inactivity will make them pay a higher price later. That is why doctors at the best multispeciality hospital in Chennai suggest moving from a sedentary lifestyle to an active, moderate one to make a big difference towards your health. The more we do, the higher the health benefits.

If you are not active or have been inactive for a while, start opting for a better lifestyle today. The word ‘active’ doesn’t mean exercise alone. There are many other ways to get active. From simple walking to gardening to light sports, physical activity includes anything that involves the movement of your body. It is always advisable to try or do something daily, even for around 10 minutes a day.

Here are some examples of moderate to intense aerobic activities such as:

  • Money
  • Work
  • Poor health
  • Bitter relationships
  • Chronic illness

Daily chores, household work, including cooking, shopping, etc. even though they help us break our sedentary habits do not come under this as these types of physical activities do not raise our heart rate. With physical activities, we should also try our best to reduce the time we spend sitting or lying. Some activities that make your muscles to function are also advisable, such as

  • Money
  • Work
  • Poor health
  • Bitter relationships
  • Chronic illness

Slow start today itself, as no age is too late to get fit and fine again. Make sure you enjoy those exercises, not overdo it. Ask your doctor at the best multispeciality hospital in Chennai, to recommend a healthy regimen that involves healthy food practices, a strict, healthy regimen, adequate water, enough physical activity, etc. to elevate the quality of life.

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