Staying active in your 50s and beyond can be the best gift you give to yourself.
Exercise can enhance your energy levels, keep you at a healthy weight, and even possibly reduce some of the symptoms associated with aging. Exercise can be good for your brain and emotional state as well as your body. Whether you’re looking to maintain your current weight or to feel more energetic and healthy overall, there are numerous ways to stay active when you’re over 50.
We recommend that you speak with your health practitioner prior to starting any new exercise routine or making changes to your current one.
Increased energy levels and strength
Exercise can build muscle and bone mass,1 boost cardiovascular health,2 increase your energy levels and make you feel stronger.3
Prevent illnesses and diseases
Regular exercise has been linked to a reduced risk or delayed development of many illnesses and diseases, as well as providing benefits for those with chronic conditions, including:
- Heart disease and stroke2
- Joint and muscle pain1
- Type 2 diabetes5
- Lung cancer5
- Colon cancer5
- High blood pressure7
- Breast cancer8