The saying is: “Life Begins At 40”. I disagree. From the very first beat, our heart will continue to beat for the rest of our life. Your heart beats about 100,000 times in one day and about 35 million times in a year. During an average lifetime, the human heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times and pump about 50 million gallons (189.25 million litres) of blood. It is, therefore, vitally important to make sure we look after our heart because it is the hardest working muscle in our body.
Most people would like to be healthier and should know that regular aerobic exercise as part of their daily routine can take them from the point of being unhealthy to a point where you can be really healthy and then to be able to enjoy all that life has to offer, no matter what our age. However, there are certain groups of people who have to design their aerobics exercises very carefully to avoid injuring themselves.
Seniors are one of those groups of people. With regards to aerobic exercise for seniors, there are several things that must be taken into account before you begin. We should all remember, regardless of how old we are, aerobic exercise is something that you are going to want to build up gradually. Where you start with your aerobic exercises, is going to depend greatly on how healthy you are to begin with. If you want to get healthier, then you have to go from where your health levels are and work up. This is especially important for seniors to remember as well.
We, as seniors, are going to have to take a closer look at our health, as a whole, before we begin to have aerobic exercise on a daily basis. This is because, in general, seniors are more prone to health problems, so they should see their doctor before they attempt to begin any aerobic exercise and, after starting, they should consult a doctor before making any major changes to the way that they get exercise. Following these procedures will mean a safer workout.
After consulting a doctor and getting the all clear, seniors can begin a routine of aerobic exercise in much the same was as people of any age. Unless their doctor has suggested that they don’t do aerobics for a health reason, a senior should begin with a short, gentle work out, and gradually work their way up to longer and more strenuous work outs. This is exactly the same way in which others should start an aerobic exercise program. If seniors follow these instructions, and if they don’t do anything that they feel their body can’t handle, they should have the same results with aerobic exercise as anyone else.
It all depends on how healthy you are to begin with, and how far you want to take the aerobics exercise as a senior. As long as you take it easy, especially at first, don’t overdo it, then an aerobics workout is going to be very beneficial for you. It is worthwhile just reminding you, once again, that, like anyone else, you should discuss your fitness plans with your doctor, even if you feel that you are totally healthy. Your doctor is the best person to give you more information about which type of exercise is going to be best for you.