Get up and move
By Sarah Nalyor
The Impact of Physicality on Ageing
Studies are showing that a sedentary lifestyle is beneficial to no one. Sedentary lifestyles lead to all kinds of health issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and even abnormal sugar levels. Some of these studies even show that sitting down for long periods during and after eating can have adverse effects.
While everyone knows the importance of exercise for a healthy life, not many individuals are aware that being physical early enough in life means keeping ageing and its associated ailments at bay for even longer.
When you take on being physical at an earlier age, you provide yourself with many benefits.
Muscles and Joints
The more you use your muscles and joints appropriately when you are younger, the better those muscles and joints will serve you later in life. Of course, overdoing it by doing too much high impact aerobics will have adverse effects on those body parts; however, low impact aerobics, walking, and light exercise keep the joints and muscles moving and flowing so that later in life they are not as stiff.
Just like a vehicle that is not used or an old bicycle, your joints and muscles need exercising.
Physicality and the Ageing Mind
Studies are showing that adults in the middle of their lives who exercise are less likely to suffer from the damaging effects of diseases such as Alzheimer’s later on in life. Being physically fit and keeping your circulation flowing is a benefit to having a healthy, active and alert mind as you age.
Being physical keeps the body working and the mind sound. As an anti-ageing solution, being physical works on many levels.
Physicality and Socialisation
Being physical also offers the tremendous benefit of being social. More often than not when you are being physical, you are surrounded by other like-minded individuals. This gives you the opportunity to meet new people.
Whether you join a gym or walk along the boardwalk on sunny days, you are more than likely to meet someone new.
Being social and not isolating yourself is one of the greatest benefits of being proactive toward anti-ageing.
If you keep your body and mind happy and add being social into the mix, you have a win/win situation all the way around for yourself and your loved ones in using physicality as a benefit to anti-ageing.
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