Older people need more workout to keep fit
A study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise has shown that the older a person has, the more they will have to work out to maintain their muscles. The study was conducted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, England. The study recruited 70 adult participants, 39 of whom were between 60 and 75 and 31, between 20 and 35. In the four months of study, everyone did the same exercises three times a week. In the second phase, it was analyzed how much muscle was lost due to inactivity or decreased exercise frequency. At the end of the analysis, the differences were remarkable. The results showed that the younger group that decreased exercise showed little or no muscle reduction. Already the members of the other group lost part of their muscle mass by reducing training.
According to the researchers, the loss of muscle as you age is one of the most challenging processes in biomedicine. However, staying active with exercises such as weight-lifting is the best way to prevent it.
Get ready for old age
Active aging prioritizes not only the physical part, the movement , but also social, professional and affective activities. So, to find out how to get healthy and fully live for the elderly, check out the four tips below:
Take care of your food:
Evidence that obesity is related to accelerating aging and reducing of people's life expectancy are already scientific certainties.
Practice physical activities: with regular practice of physical exercises, the individual will lose weight, increase his or her ability to function properly. muscle strength, improves your respiratory capacity and, consequently, prevents or controls various diseases. Alone, physical activity does not guarantee longevity, but it certainly strengthens the body and helps to raise the average life expectancy of a population.
Live well with your own image: Those who live tense produce more free radicals, toxic substances responsible for most signs of aging, including cataracts, gray hair, dry skin, wrinkles and some cancers. Therefore, those who accept the changes of time and look good, feel more confident, win the admiration of the people around them, improve their quality of life and live longer.
Create a favorable environment around you : self-esteem and vanity are directly linked to social relations. Who only stays at home, has no motivation to care. You have to make an excuse to get ready. To gain longevity, the affective connection with the other is also critical, whether with a partner or even with a group of friends. The human being is sociable, needs to interact with other individuals.
The big city race life and the accumulation of activities have led people to large-scale sedentarism. Lack of time is the main excuse for lack of exercise in most people's routine. It's important to ask ourselves if we're really taking care of ourselves. Acquiring knowledge and developing our career is of the utmost importance, giving that gas at work is necessary, but being healthy for it makes all the difference.
Running has always been your dream, but the lack of time, the short breath and the laziness end up delaying until the pass at the mall to buy a new sneaker? "You can not imagine what you're missing," says personal trainer Valéria Alvim. This sport is a complete physical activity that is good for the whole body.