There is no doubt that exercises possesses many benefits. It is important that we incorporate it into our daily routine. As we age, the benefits of daily exercise becomes more evident as it helps improve not only our physical health but our mental health as well. Here are 5 benefits we get from daily exercises as we get older.
- Living longer
Last month, we covered the importance of fall prevention and how daily exercise can help! Daily exercise strengthens the muscles needed for walking and staying balanced!
- Prevent falls
A sedentary lifestyle is one of the leading causes of death and disability. The best way to counter that is to exercise daily whether it is a light walk or an extreme workout, it will go a long way!
- Become involved socially
You are not alone in this journey! There are other individuals like you who are implementing exercise in their daily routines! There are many programs and gyms that offer engaging classes where you can be socially engaged and meet new people!
- Improve Mental Health
Once again, a sedentary lifestyle has many negative impacts. By exercising daily, you benefit and reduce the risk of dementia and other mental health related conditions.
- Increased independence and confidence
Daily exercise translates into improved functional performance which can benefit your independence! Moreover, an increase in independence can lead to a boost in confidence and better mental health and image of oneself.