The biggest change in the body as we age is the loss of muscle. Exercising can slow down the rate of muscle loss. The existence of muscles, first of all, is the guarantee of our health, and secondly, it can make our skin firm and not look old.

Maintaining muscle levels is essential for maintaining the body's metabolic rate, which prevents disease. Therefore, it is necessary for the elderly to exercise.

How do seniors choose sports?

1. Running, swimming.

Running and swimming are sports that increase physical activity. It is suitable for elderly people under the age of 55 who are healthy and have no serious organic diseases. If you have high blood pressure, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, etc., this kind of exercise is not suitable.

When the elderly exercise, the heart rate should not exceed 100 beats per minute, and the exercise intensity should be slightly sweaty and not feel fatigued.

2. Dance.

The range of this exercise should not be too large and should be properly rested. Some dances are whole body movements, with a large amount of movement of the joints. If you have osteoporosis and your ligaments are very hard, this activity is not suitable for you to avoid aggravating joint strain.

Warm up before jumping.

3. Calligraphy and painting.

Painting and calligraphy can not only cultivate sentiment, but also a fitness activity. The hands and brains of older people are not as nimble as they were when they were younger.

Calligraphy and painting can not only exercise the hands, but also need to concentrate during practice, but also exercise the brain and enhance memory.

Especially when the elderly practice calligraphy, they tend to concentrate fully and forget a lot of troubles, which can nourish the mind and prolong life.

What are the benefits of regular exercise for the elderly?

Stabilize blood pressure.

In order to maintain good health, proper exercise is necessary because exercise helps to regulate blood pressure in the elderly.

Older people are more likely to develop high blood pressure. Hypertension is a chronic disease. When blood pressure continues to rise, it can cause damage to the blood vessels, increasing the pressure in the blood vessels.

By exercising, circulation and metabolism throughout the body can be improved, and blood vessels can be dilated during exercise. It can be seen that in order to effectively control blood pressure and maintain good health, you need to have enough exercise.

Nurturing the stomach.

In the process of exercising, they will find that their gastrointestinal motility has improved.

Long-term lack of exercise, slow intestinal peristalsis, can not maintain smooth excretion of feces, easy to cause constipation and increase the burden on the body. Therefore, it is necessary to tone the stomach with proper exercise.

Fight against aging.

Proper physical exercise in the elderly can effectively delay the aging of the body. The most obvious change with age is the accelerated aging of the body, which is accompanied by a decline in resistance and organ function.

By exercising to improve the body's metabolism and reduce the production of free radicals, if you stick to it, you will find that the aging speed of the body will slow down, and the whole person will appear young and energetic.

Do you understand it? Let the elderly at home exercise.