Keeping up a regular exercise plan is one of the key factors in staying healthy as you age. As your metabolism slows down it is harder for your body to digest the food you eat. Exercise can help keep your metabolism on track and in turn help you maintain a healthy weight. Exercising can also keep your heart healthy, and improve circulation, by adding regular cardio workouts into your routine. This will help keep your blood pressure and cholesterol in check.
Going to the gym, going for a run, or doing your normal run-of-the-mill workout may not be for you. However, you have to stay active and get exercise to stay healthy. Instead of partaking in a tradition workout, try these fun activities to help you stay in shape and lose weight:
Bowling may not seem like a workout to you, but you actually burn calories and work your arm, back, and abdominal muscles. In just 30 minutes, you can burn anywhere between 100-150 calories. Bowling is a great way to spend some quality time with your family or friends, plus an added bonus of getting some exercise.
Skiing is a great way to stay active in the winter and is great for all experience levels. Whether you stick to the bunny hill or are charging through the trees, skiing is a fun way to get some exercise. You can burn anywhere between 220-270 calories in just 30 minutes of downhill skiing, while also working your legs and core muscles.
Playing frisbee is the perfect way to spend time with your family, friends, and even your furry friend. You can burn 105-145 calories playing frisbee for 30 minutes. Throwing a frisbee also works your arms and back, while catching a frisbee helps you work on coordination and speed. You can take it up a notch by getting a larger group together and playing ultimate frisbee, which burns 280-380 in 30 minutes.
Turn up the music and get moving! Dancing is a fun way to get all your muscles engaged while also getting in a good cardio workout, and losing weight. In just 30 minutes of moderate dancing, you can burn up to 225 calories.
At Physician's Age Management Centers, we want to help you live a healthy life. It's what we do, every day, and our specialty. We can help you get on the right path to better health through nutrition, supplementation and lifestyle changes. Call today for a free consultation at 844.440.8444.