Staying Fit For Seniors

Israel offers a vast range of healthy activities for its senior citizens.

To stay fit and healthy is very important for the elderly. Being physically active is what means a lot for those who are 60 years old and older and there are special programs to keep in shape. Trained professionals are there to give advice and help the seniors with the exercise machines. Through exercise it is possible to maintain a strong and healthy body, even if the person is 50, 60 or 70 years or older.

There are many activities to do like like bicycling, jogging or swimming but some older adults may start to feel unsecure and so it is time for a change. Walking the dog or sports of any kind (at least three times a week) will ensure that the seniors stay healthy, too. After a medical check up, the seniors may start with their own fitness program. Avoiding junk food is always a good idea – at any age. The daily menu should contain lots of fruits and vegetables and there should be no meals with high cholesterol (tips to stay thin). Drinking plenty of fluids is another point: many elderly people forget their fluids but they have to drink even if they do not feel thirsty because staying hydrated important. When the weather is not cooperating, seniors may be more vulnerable than others to extreme cold or heat so sometimes moving inside is much better for their health.

Staying fit should remain a part of the daily routine and being healthy also means being relaxed and more fit at the same time. Those activities help the seniors to keep their blood pressure in control and to release depression but this does not mean that they should try to compete with young people. Pushing the body too much will cause trouble because this may have a negative impact. It is never too late to start doing exercises. Especially those exercises which increase heart rate is very important for seniors and at last life can be more enjoyable with a daily workout.

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