From schoolchildren to seniors, regular exercise is vital to everyone’s health regardless of age. As you grow older and your body ages, though, staying active and making time for exercise take on even greater importance. While enjoying rest and relaxation during your later or retirement years is well-deserved, staying strong and healthy can help you maintain that quality of life and prolong your active years. For more information about the benefits of exercise and simple activities you can try, talk to your primary physician today.
- Maintain Strength and Balance: As you grow older, you may feel like your body isn’t able to perform as well as it used to. With time, muscles weaken and deteriorate, which can make performing day-to-day tasks more difficult. Weaker muscles can also cause balance problems, potentially leading to the need for a walker or wheelchair. With low-key, routine physical activity, however, you can help improve your body’s strength and support healthy muscles.
- Boost Energy: As you age, your stamina and endurance can drop drastically. You can increase energy levels with exercise, which helps to keep your muscles active and can boost metabolism. Your primary physician can recommend specific exercises, movements, and activities to help you feel awake and invigorated.
- Improve Physical and Mental Health: In addition to keeping your body healthy, staying active can also improve emotional and mental health. Exercise helps to prevent many chronic conditions like cancer, heart disease and diabetes, and it helps to promote a better mood by boosting endorphin production.
If you are ready to act as young as you feel, talk to your doctor about incorporating exercise and physical activity into your daily routine. The physicians at Memorial Clinical Associates can provide helpful health tips and ideas to keep your body strong and energized. Our practice offers exceptional, full-service primary care in the heart of Houston's Memorial communities. Visit us online, or call us today at (713) 407-3067 to schedule an appointment.