Adding a regular exercise routine into your weekly schedule during retirement is a wonderful way to maintain physical health.
Plus, staying active is a great way to maintain a healthy social life, particularly if you get out and walk with a friend or take group exercise classes. But according to experts, the potential benefits of exercise go well beyond what’s obvious on the surface.
Top 5 Reasons to Stay Active
- Overall Health Quality is Much Better – Believe it or not, exercise can even slow down the aging of your brain.
- It’s Easier to Maintain Muscle Strength and a Healthy Weight – The more you move, the easier it is to keep pesky pounds at bay.
- Exercise is Essential for Cardiovascular Health – Remember, your heart is a muscle too, and it needs exercise just as much as the rest of the muscles in your body.
- Staying Active Promotes Good Sleep – Since sleep is another thing that’s essential for good health, exercise can help you get a better night’s rest.
- Exercise is Beneficial to Mental Health – In addition to slowing down the aging process in the brain, exercise releases endorphins, which put you in a better mental state overall.
For more tips on maintaining an active lifestyle, check out our other articles on Council of Seniors 365.