A recent study showed that exercise among older people helps fight depression, dementia and other health conditions, such as heart diseases, cancer, and diabetes. That exercise improves our chances of growing healthy by as much as seven times, also stands out in this research.
Lucky for us, it seems like it’s never too late to start leading an active life. According to Faivish Pewzner, current Chief Operating Officer of Americare, a nation-known company, active at the home health care scene in New York, even those who have become physically active at an older age, can significantly improve their chances of aging healthy by three times.
Bearing in mind that the number of older adults is rising faster than ever, Faivish Pewzner highlights the importance of encouraging healthy aging. When it comes to maintaining good health in later life, physical activity can be highly effective,” explains Mr.Pewzner.
Stimulating physical activity in older adults has its advantages, and even small changes can contribute to healthier aging. Namely, Americare’s team of clinical nutritionist and physical physiologists, all agree that the benefits of physical activity and exercise are a common thing. Regular exercise prevents the emergence of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and depression.
But, despite everything that the health and fitness industry provides, people have never been so physically inactive. We’ve actually engineered regular daily physical activity out of our lives. Today, more than half of Americans are officially couch potatoes, and as Faivish Pewzner says, there is simply no excuse for being lazy.
Regular exercise affects the brain positively
By becoming more active you can increase your body’s fitness levels and also avoid health problems with your bones, muscles, cardiovascular system and organ health. Furthermore, regular exercise positively influences the brain, improves communication between the neurons, and slows down the loss of brain tissue that results in aging and weakening of mental capacity.
“There is incredibly strong resistance among people who are not physically active at the thought of moving,” says Faivish Pewzner. Getting people up and moving is more than about just motivating individuals. Mr. Pewzner and his team are working on new interactive tools that can hopefully motivate and support people of all generations to enjoy a number of excellent recreations.
Changing the way we live is going to take more than just individual efforts, but on an individual level, we can insist that our family and friends join us in regular walks, dancing and yoga classes, in pursuit games, or to practice with a DVD of exercises.
Exercising together with a friend or a loved one can also be highly motivating. Start training with a qualified personal trainer, see what kind of fitness programs are offered by youth centers, local communities or adult centers, or apply for a charity walk, suggests Americare’s COO Faivish Pewzner.
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