Maintaining health is as important (if not more so) in your retirement years than it was when you were younger. Keeping up a good exercise regime that helps to keep your body in shape as well as building strength can assist in the time of recovery for injuries and operations, as well as help to stave off some diseases and infections. There are several ways in which you can keep your body in shape, but it is also critical that you pay attention to the messages your body is sending in order to avoid any damage that excessive workouts may cause.
The idea that we should feel pain after we exercise may be good for military boot camps that want to create soldiers out of young men, but as seniors, there should be a way to work around extreme exercise, and there is!
Here is a useful mini guide explaining ways to safer, pain free senior fitness how you can actually enjoy your daily physical exercise!
Exercise is a powerful tool against the physical effects of aging and it's never too late to start. Being a senior citizen is no reason to avoid exercise, says University of Illinois professor of kinesiology Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko.