Exercises Older Women

Exercises Older Women. You are to be congratulated for searching for information about this topic since it is one of the most important issues for women as they age. Why?

Because scientists have discovered that senior fitness is a key to avoiding the falls that put so many women in the hospital and then nursing home. It is also a major factor in longevity AND in improving mood and avoiding depression.

Now, researchers have found that Exercises Older Women need to include three different types:

  1. You need aerobic exercise, the kind that gets your heart rate up into your 'target heart rate' range. This form of exercise has been show to be useful in increasing longevity. It also keeps your mind and memory sharp. And there are a number of scientific studies that shows regular aerobic exercise as effective as medication in improving depression.
  2. The second type you need is strength training. Doing strength training is important since it prevents 'frailty" and it also stimulates your bone building cells to build stronger bones.
  3. And finally, you need to practice balance exercises. Research shows that your will lose about 1% of your balance each year after age 40 - unless you work at improving your balance. So it is that by the time that most people reach the age of 67, they have lost about 37% of their balancing ability. THAT is the reason why so many older people fall. But you can avoid this by working on your balance through special balance exercises each day.

So, exactly what can you do? Actually, you have a number of choices. Do not believe anyone who says, "You must do this." or "You must do that." There are a number of different ways to fill your need of each type of exercise.

Here are some suggestions for each of the three types of exercise you need:

Aerobic forms: This is any kind of movement that gets your heart pumping: walking, jogging, dancing, rowing, using an aerobic glider machine, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, swimming etc. Anti-aging scientists have found that doing 45 - 60 minutes of aerobic exercise 6 days a week is crucial to cardiovascular health, retaining your brain and memory function AND keeping out of the depression that afflicts many older women. To read more about this research or get practical information, read:

Exercises Older Women ; Strength training

Exercises Older Women: Balance and coordination exercises

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