As an experienced personal trainer in Brighton and Hove, I know that one of the best things you can do for your health is to get fit and to stay fit. There are many benefits of physical activity and exercise. We all know this, but if you needed a few extra reasons to get started, you can know that staying fit also helps keep you young!
1. Bone Density Increases
Exercise, especially the weight bearing kind such as running and jumping, is one sure way to strengthen your bones. Don’t worry, you don’t have to lift 25 kilogram weights, just taking a walk or working in the garden qualifies. This is particularly beneficial for those with the onset of osteoporosis.
2. Metabolism Increases
If you want to avoid the mid life spread, one way to do it is with exercise. Not only does it burn extra calories, but it also increases your metabolism. As your muscle mass increases, it will use more calories and absorb nutrients more efficiently, even when you are resting! Therefore working with resistance is especially efficient.
3. Risk of Falls Decreases
When your muscles are fit you are less likely to fall. You’ve been practicing your balance too when you exercise, so your muscles have become used to acting quickly to keep you stable. If you want to avoid broken bones and sprains, start exercising!
4. Positive Mood Increases
Exercise can reduce depression and lift your self esteem. You can avoid the association of being older and, instead, feel young and energetic. Your mental and social well-being will benefit when you are fit!
5. Independence Increases
When you are physically fit, you will maintain your ability to function even into old age. Older people who exercise regularly can avoid becoming disabled, according to studies. The more you use it the less likely you will lose it.