Aging seems to sometimes be a topic we dread to talk about. But why? Especially with all the new technology and research coming out every day on how to live longer, healthier lives, shouldn't we embrace growing older?
Especially as women, we tend to have a negative connotation about growing older. However, our team at Qualicare wants to help change all that by telling you how to add more healthy years to your life so that you can enjoy the aging process.
Feel Younger and Age Gracefully
You have heard it over and over again. But it's worth repeating: Regular exercise is one of the main ways to help you feel younger than you actually are.
Studies have shown that regular exercise, especially after age 50, can help add years to your life. In fact, women who were moderately active in middle age were able to add almost two years to their life, while women who were extremely physically active were able to live almost four years longer.
And do you know what the best part is? It's never too late to start an exercise program.
Whether you are 50, 60 or 70 years old, you can still start an exercise program.
When you exercise regularly, you are able to raise your metabolic rate to help you burn more calories even while at rest, as well as reduce your risk of suffering from a number of health conditions, including diabetes and heart disease.
Are You Ready to Exercise?
Before you begin any exercise routine, it's important to talk with your physician about your fitness level. He or she will often be able to recommend certain activities based on your health. Perhaps with your knee you need to start out with swimming or walking. Or if you are looking to become more flexible, yoga and tai chi classes might be the way to go.
Either way, you want to make sure you have fun with your exercise routine, push yourself but not too far, and bring a family member so you have someone to exercise with!
Does your loved one need some extra care, but still wants to remain independent? Visit the Qualicare website today to learn how our services can help improve quality of life and help him or her hold on to some independence.