First, the not-so-great news: Starting at around age 30, you naturally begin losing muscle. In fact, adults lose 3 to 8 percent of their lean muscle mass per decade. And by age 60, your muscle strength will deteriorate at a rate of 3 percent per year. With less strength to muster, daily activities (such as carrying bags of groceries or mowing the lawn) become harder, … Continue reading Clock stoppers: the best exercises for your 40s and beyond
Today is National Senior Health & Fitness Day! Our very own Michelle Shima of BCBSKS corporate health services explains why staying active as you age is important to your health.
“Exercise is important for any age, but especially for seniors. As people age, their lifestyles can sometimes become more sedentary. Exercise can not only boost heart health, but also strengthen muscles. Strong bones and muscles are associated with a reduction in falls. Other benefits from exercise include improved mental capacity, disease prevention and improved overall healing,” she said.
For some easy senior fitness exercises, check out the moves below. Continue reading “National Senior Health & Fitness Day”