Why do we find it so hard to keep active, even when we know it’s good for us? Read about ‘the case for exercise’ and what to do about it. Exercise snacks, small and often, may help.
Being active can offset the age-related declines in physical function. Find out how much of a difference activity can make!
Happy New Year from MyAge.fit. Sometimes we stumble while attempting to achieve our exercise goals for the year! Two words sum up how to succeed. Start small!
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a method to gain many benefits of regular exercise including gaining muscle strength and endurance, lowering blood pressure and increasing cardiovascular health. But is HIIT appropriate, effective and protective for middle-aged and older adults? We help answer those questions highlighting some of the latest cutting-edge research.
30% of people over the age of 65 will fall at least once a year. These falls can lead to fractured hips, shoulders, and wrists, even an extended stay in hospital and a rehabilitation period. And in the worst cases can be life-threatening. While falls are common, they are not a normal part of ageing. If you are 40 years or older read on for 8 tips to reduce your risk of falling.
Running is an excellent form of aerobic exercise, and when done on a regular a basis can have enormous health benefits. You may already be a regular runner.
Or like many people, you have never considered running as an option and even be terrified by the thought. We provide helpful advice on how you can start or restart a regular running or walking regime. Even if you are already a regular runner, there are tips for you too.
Swimming is a wonderful non-weight bearing exercise for whole body fitness. Despite the obvious benefits, many people do not swim on a regular basis, in part because of practical issues. Be encouraged that there are ways to become a regular swimmer and it may not be far out of reach.
One of the biggest challenges in our busy daily lives is how to fit exercise into an already packed day. Each day has only 24-hours and how you spend that time can change future health-risks. Our advice is to start with small steps and build on this foundation. Research indicates this is an achievable strategy to build a healthier lifestyle.
It’s time to hit the reset button. Confinement to our homes to slow the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) has placed considerable constraints on our lives and suppressed our activity levels. Prolonged periods of inactivity can have dramatic and detrimental effects on your health. Research shows that people who are inactive are at a 17-25%…
One of the great benefits of regular exercise is the boost it provides to the immune system. Regular exercise protects against sickness for all people, but particularly in older aged people and those with chronic diseases (1). This is shown to be the case with large population studies for both communicable diseases, such as bacterial and viral infections,…