Darn this ageing process … it’s time to call a halt to it! Okay, we can’t literally stop the ageing process, we’re good at Sarum but not miracle workers – although at times our clients have said this about us.
We can’t stop you ageing but can support you to slow the process down by keeping you active. Doing the things you love for as long as you want or resolve the aches and pains that are preventing you from being active because …
Exercise really is the answer
Great for your health and wellbeing, exercise puts you in control of getting older and helps to combat the process. Researchers at the University of Birmingham and King’s College London found that staying active keeps the body young and healthy. You can find out how they did this here. AND it’s a big WHOOP from us on this great news.
Regular exercise, even the gentle type has huge benefits, including maintaining balance, strength and flexibility. All great for keeping the ageing process at bay. Plus giving your immune system a constant boost, keeping those bugs and germs away and you healthier.
Exercise is good for the heart (obviously), improves muscle strength and helps to maintain that all-important bone density. Not to mention, although I will, improving your posture and balance. All essential for preventing falls later in life and should you be unlucky enough to take a tumble – help you to bounce back quickly.
It’s not too late to start
Even better news, it’s never too late to start. While you might never be able to wear those 4-inch heels again, or dance into the early hours and be up bright eyed and at your desk by 9am. There’s no reason why you can’t live a full, long and active life.
Start today the options are endless
- Ditch the car and walk to work.
- Join a dance class or grab a spot at the local Pilates class.
- Join a Nordic Walking group – I can highly recommend this one!
- Get your bike out and join a cycling club.
What did you enjoy when you were younger?
Racquet sports, field sports or pounding the streets with your headphones on? You can still do these things and might be surprised what’s now available to you. ‘Walking’ football and netball for instance where you will still work up a sweat, increase that heart rate and meet new people!
You’re never too old
In 2013 Fauja Singh, finished the Hong Kong 10km (6.25 mile) event in one hour, 32 minutes and 28 seconds at the age of 101. Singh, from east London, ran his first London marathon in 2000 and went on to compete in a further eight. In 2018 John Starbrook completed the London Marathon in eight hours and 21 minutes at the age 87.
Don’t let an ache or pain or old injury stop you from being active. Start pushing that ageing process back and start today.
Give us a call on 01722 415 055 and let us get you back on your bike, in the field or trying something gentler. At Sarum, we can also provide you with exercises to get you going again.
It’s a win, win, exercise is great for your health, wellbeing and keeping you young!