For people in their twenties and thirties, working out is a piece of cake. Barring any medical conditions, they will be able to do any kind of workout, even the most extreme ones that really push the body to its furthest limits. However, as you age, your body’s ability to weather these kinds of workouts decreases. You can’t stop exercising, but you can’t workout like you used to. When your body starts to slow down, you need to figure out different ways to stay in shape. Here are several workout ideas that are suitable for all ages.
Aerobics is a workout that involves rhythmic movement exercises combined with many stretching and possibly even strength training techniques. It has a lot of similarities with dance-related exercises like zumba. Aerobics can be high intensity, and it usually is, but for many practitioners it’s a low-stress workout that anybody can do for a few minutes to get their heart rate going, make them sweat a little, and give them a good workout to stay healthy. It’s definitely a great routine that can be done by anybody at any age.
Swimming, while a little more physically strenuous, is still in many conditions a great workout even for those who are pretty limited in their exercise capabilities due to their age. The fact that you are moving your body in water makes for less stressful workouts due to the water helping cushion the movements your body is making, meaning that you’re less likely to break a bone or pull a muscle because your movements, due to the pressure exerted by the water, won’t be sharp. Taking a short lap or two around the pool or even just walking around for a few minutes is enough exercise for your body for a day. And if you’re feeling rather adventurous, you can even try water aerobics for the extra challenge!
Yoga is a great workout for all ages. It’s low-intensity, and has dozens upon dozens of health benefits that go further than simple exercise. It lowers the risk of heart disease, it helps you improve your balance, it improves the quality of your sleep, and it can even help you manage certain psychiatric conditions like anxiety and depression. Yoga’s status as not just an exercise but also a way to meditate solidifies its role as a great way to stay healthy - both mentally and physically - for people of all ages.