The precise age at which "senior" status is attained depends on who you ask and where you look. However, according to Senior Living, when you reach the age of 55, you enter the "senior age demographic," and many people retire at the age of 65.
It's natural to want to take things easy at this point in life. You've worked a lifetime and may want to take a break to smell the roses. However, research shows that nearly 67 percent of seniors are sedentary for at least 8 1/2 hours per day, which is not good.
Every day, some form of exercise is required. According to the National Institute for Fitness and Sport Fitness Center Management, it can help to prevent many health issues such as heart disease, arthritis, obesity, type II diabetes, dementia, depression, hypertension, cancer, insomnia, and even premature death.
Exercise on a daily basis can help you sleep better and improve your overall quality of life. That is why Anne created 'Core Strength’, with the best resistance training exercises for seniors to begin doing right away.
A few things happen to your body as we get older. According to Harvard Medical School, we lose muscle and thus lose bone density. The study says, that inactivity weakens us intrinsically, and it is critical to maintain our physical strength. Resistance training stimulates the body to maintain muscle mass and bone density, whereas inactivity only hastens the aging process.
Progressive resistance, also known as variable tension, is the type of resistance Anne recommends. This workout will relieve joint tension, which differs from using weights, because the spring relieves tension in the connective tissue and greatly reduces the risk of micro-tears.
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