Staying active as you age can help you enjoy your golden years.
As a senior, you may want to just sit back, relax, and enjoy these years of retirement. After all, you've earned the right to get a little lazy, right? You've worked, juggled, worried, and exercised your whole life. It's time to put those things behind you. Not quite. While some activities may be left in your younger years, you are not off the hook when it comes to exercise – especially if you want to enjoy the time ahead of you. Here are three major benefits you'll receive if you commit to an active lifestyle as a senior.
#1 – You'll Stay Independent
You've heard it before: use it or lose it. If you value your body, you need to treat it well – and that means exercise. If you fall into a sedentary lifestyle, you'll find yourself needing a caregiver before long and experiencing pains and aches that make your daily life just plain uncomfortable.
#2 – You'll Live Longer
Exercise is essential when it comes to the prevention of most fatal diseases. This includes heart disease, stroke, and cancer: three of the top causes of death in the United States.
#3 – You'll Maintain Good Mental Health
Not only does exercise keep you physically strong, it keeps your mind in check, too. If you are susceptible to depression, a common condition among seniors, exercise can be a good remedy for those dark moods.
Have you checked out the Plaza Senior Health Clinic? It's our top priority to help local seniors stay healthy and active as they age. Give us a call at (817) 259-4333.