Lesson: Exercise Treadmills For Seniors

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Let's be honest. Very few people of any age engage in physical activity. That is why obesity is an epidemic in many parts of our country and around the world. As we approach the 1950s and 1960s, we really enjoy our style, and our bodies reflect that. Some stay fit enough and spend their whole lives, others leave it. I think there is very little empirical evidence that people who stay in shape stay fit and last longer. But I believe that they remain more active and enjoy their later years, who have not tried to stay in shape. Well round is form. However, if you haven't done much in practice for many years and you have a steady job, you can start now. It would be wise to talk to your doctor about it first, and if no medical reasons prevent you from starting, then start slowly.

The idea is not to cause health problems, but to prevent them. Staying stable can cause all sorts of problems that can help you avoid regular exercise. The most avoided are high blood pressure, loss of appetite, poor sleep habits, low energy and many other things. Since this blog focuses on staying better, not better, I urge you to take action. We do not train for the Olympics, but we do train to stay fit and active for as long as possible.

Let's get started. Not too far, not too fast, not too long. You want your muscles, ligaments, tendons, and lungs to become a habit of thinking first, so if you're ready, just go for a five or ten minute walk. If you are safe to walk outside, best treadmills for seniors even better. You are confused about what is happening around and time is running very fast. A walk in the mall serves the same purpose. Just don't stop looking through every shop window. Gradually you want to increase your walking frequency and overall length to thirty minutes or at least three times a week. Change your course from time to time to keep you from getting bored and, if possible, take a walk with someone else.

Not all lanes in our region are flat, so I can go up and down some gentle hills and do more climbing from time to time. I have a treadmill and I always start with a 3% incline.

When you do regular walks weekly, this is the time to train a little or add some kind of resistance. If you want to be able to manage yourself in the coming years, then muscle tone is important. You don't have to be a bodybuilder, but you have to face the natural aging process. At the age of 25, you start losing muscle at a rate of 3% to 5% in a decade. This means that up to the age of 65, the loss can be 20%. Weight training can compensate to some extent. You can't stop it completely because your body is changing or not. You release nitrogen, which is an essential muscle protein factor, faster than you can eat. You also lose calcium in the bones. Your body becomes more acidic.

Reducing acidity by increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables you eat in your system. And fight muscle loss by training in resistance on a regular basis. You can gain 2 to 5 pounds of weight and perform upper body exercises while sitting or standing. These include biceps curls, French triceps curls and butterflies. If you would like a more complete description of any of these, please email me. To train your legs and hips for endurance, I recommend movements adapted from T'ai Chi Chuan. We call it "Tai Chi", but it means "foot" rather than "football". Immediately to Taoist philosophy, we can benefit from training. These movements will not only strengthen your legs and hips, but will also help improve your balance and ability to recover from unbalanced movements that can cause a fall. A fall that leads to broken bones heals as we age, so let's try to stop it by making ourselves stronger and more stable. But we not only lose muscle, but also lose flexibility, balance and endurance.

So here's a very simple series of moves to help improve all four, with top running resistance training. You don’t have to buy any tools, but I recommend using a strong chair to use the balance until you feel strong enough to do it without it.

First, gently place your legs comfortably (wide shoulder-width apart) behind the chair. Now slowly move the weight to the left until 95% of your body weight is on your left leg. Now bend the knees slightly. Take a deep breath. Slowly lift your right leg and move it next to your left leg. Close with both feet on the floor and together, get up straight, exhale completely.

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