We know that staying active is one of the best ways to keep our bodies healthy. But did you know it can also improve your overall well-being and quality of life?
Here are just a few of the ways physical activity can help you feel better, look better and live better. Because, why not?
It’s a natural mood lifter.
Regular physical activity can relieve stress, anxiety, depression and anger. You know that “feel good sensation” you get after doing something physical? Think of it as a happy pill with no side effects! Most people notice they feel better over time as physical activity becomes a regular part of their lives.
It keeps you physically fit and able.
Without regular activity, your body slowly loses its strength, stamina and ability to function properly. It’s like the old saying: you don’t stop moving from growing old, you grow old from stopping moving.
Learn about the four types of exercises and how they can benefit you. For workout videos and examples of how to do some of the exercises listed below, visit NIA’s YouTube channel.
Most people tend to focus on one type of exercise or activity and think they’re doing enough. Research has shown that it’s important to get all four types of exercise: endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Each one has different benefits. Doing one kind also can improve your ability to do the others, and variety helps reduce boredom and risk of injury. No matter your age, you can find activities that meet your fitness level and needs!
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Endurance Exercises for Older Adults
Endurance activities, often referred to as aerobic, increase your breathing and heart rates. These activities help keep you healthy, improve your fitness, and help you perform the tasks you need to do every day.
Collingwood vice-captain Taylor Adams has responded to criticism from some quarters about how the club approached last Friday night’s clash against former Pies player Adam Treloar.
The on-baller joined Western Bulldogs following an off-season which saw him depart in controversial circumstances, with the Round 1 clash marking the first time Treloar had faced off against his former club.
Tyler Brown was seen shaking hands with his old teammate before the match, with some questioning the lack of on-field aggression towards him.
Adams said he understood the type of emotions the 28-year-old would’ve been feeling coming up against his old side, saying he disagreed with some of the commentary earlier in the week.
“I’ve moved clubs (before) and know the anxiety that comes with playing against your old team,” he said on Sportsday.
“I did see some of the scrutiny and particular with Tyler Brown starting on the wing, everyone