Posts Tagged ‘Exercise’
Seniors who maintain ideal weight, optimal blood circulation and breathing capacity, and good muscle strength, become more independent and have greater ability to perform many activities. The key to this is exercise.
Staying in shape is not matter for the young, but the heritage of everyone who is interested in your health. Should not be a wise to know that physical exercise on a regular basis improves the quality of life, and even extended, provided it is done in moderation and according to the needs and confines of the body.
Sport is the best preventive therapy for problems that occur in the elderly, who tend to be mainly affecting joints, bones, muscles, tendons or cardiovascular system (heart, arteries and veins). In addition, the elderly who participate in physical activities regularly, improve their sense of wellbeing and reactive desire to expand his circle of friends. Read the rest of this entry »
The following is a recommendation for all swimmers, but especially for seniors: the breathing exercise is important to suction and exhale through the mouth, even if the head is submerged, it should be very careful not to do deeply, there may be excessive ventilation and cause dizziness. If you breathe through your nose, the nostrils are water particles produced by breathing an unpleasant and even alter breathing and cause coughing.
Open eyes underwater provides more security to the elderly person, as well define his career, which otherwise may cause nervousness or fear. However, it is not unusual that this irritation by chemicals in the aqueous medium, so it is advisable to use protective eyewear (goggles), as used in diving. Read the rest of this entry »
Some sports are not practiced by the elderly because there is a physical impairment that prevents, for example, legs resent the time and the muscles become weak, why I play soccer, jogging or cycling are not viable alternatives .
However, swimming is for all ages and requires minimal effort that will increase according to the ability of the practitioner himself. However, as is done in the water is accomplished counteract the effect of gravity, making the joints do not bear the weight of the body, thereby facilitating the elderly, and those who are obese, have mobility.
Here are some other benefits of the practice of swimming: Read the rest of this entry »