How do I stay fit in old age?

The topic of health is becoming increasingly important in old age. importance in old age. Anyone who does not take good care of his or her body will feel this much more quickly than in younger years. The good thing is it is never too late for fitness. But what are the real benefits of sport in old age and which types of sport are best suited for seniors?

The effects that regular exercise has on the ageing process, have been proven by numerous studies. Together with a balanced diet nutrition, it can lead to a significantly increased sense of well-being and a youthful and youthful vitality even in old age - and this is true not only for people who have been active in sports all their lives, but also for seniors seniors who take up sport later in life. Regular exercise has a positive effect on both the body and the mind. In addition to physical complaints such as cardiovascular diseases or overweight overweight, it also reduces the risk of depression.

The World Health Organisation therefore recommends 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. exercise per week. The word "moderate" plays a key role here. Because not every type of sport is suitable for everyone as they get older. Depending on Depending on your state of health, you may find certain movements or you may need to take it easy on your joints, for example. That's why it's important to listen to your body and not to overtax yourself. overexert yourself. In principle, you can do both strength and endurance sports. endurance sports, but you should be careful not to overdo it right away, not to put yourself under too much strain straight away.

Before you start training, you should talk to your doctor or a professional trainer. or a professional trainer. Many types of sport are also are also subsidised by the health insurance fund, including not only physiotherapy gymnastics and functional training, but also back fitness, yoga and other courses and training in fitness studios. Exactly what is subsidised depends on the depends on the health insurance fund. It is therefore advisable to enquire beforehand.

With the right advice, you can choose a sports programme that is individually tailored to you, that is tailored to your individual needs and is financially supported. financially. It is also important, however, that you have a good doctor who can advise you on health issues. In the next chapter, we will look at finding a doctor in your area. surroundings.

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