You may think that your future depends on how you well you do in high school or where you go to college. While that is important, there is one factor that may hold more value to you. Your health. You may not think it would be a big deal, but exercising in your younger years is über important. Exercising in your younger years would improve your later years but there is, indeed, a science to it. Working out may not be a top priority in your life at the moment, but you should probably reconsider it when you read these key points listed below.
Exercise literally makes your brain grow bigger. How does this happen? Well, exercise increases the blood flow to your heart, which increases the oxygen that your brain gets. Pretty funny considering that it’s sometimes hard to breath when you’re doing cardio, that your brain gets more oxygen. Some workouts can even benefit your coordination, rhythm, and strategy. Amazing, right?
While physical exercise is great for your brain, think about brain training too! With the right diet and exercise, with an added boost from brain training, you’ll be fit as a fiddle till the end of your time.
While muscles are meant to grow, there comes a time when you’re just not able to physically do it anymore. That’s ok. Even if you stop working out or lessen your training, your muscles will remember all that they endured while they were being exercised.
Muscle memory will withstand throughout time when it comes to your exercise routine. You know the saying, “If you don’t use it, you lose it”? This is a big instance of that. Your muscle memory will travel with you throughout life if you uphold your exercise routine.
Slow and Steady
When you’re younger, you don’t have to kill yourself in the gym. For you younger folk, an active and healthy lifestyle is the type of lifestyle that you’ll want to have if you’re going to be a fit and healthy, older adult. If you’re an older adult, think of the young people in your life that you love. Now think about yourself. Would you want them to have the benefits of an active lifestyle as a younger person to take with them to adulthood? Of course you would!
Some exercises that you can do at any age? Walking, jogging, biking, swimming, or water aerobics! These are low impact and you can do these at a your own home (if you’ve got a pool) or at the gym in a class with others!
If you’re older and wish to start a workout routine, be sure to consult with your doctor to see that your heart is healthy enough to withstand the exertion. If so, it’s never too late to get moving!
Remember, what is good for your heart, is good for your brain and your lungs too. Thinking about your future never seemed so different. Or maybe you’re older and looking out for the next generation of your family, but think about why exercise may change the rest of your life when you’re young. Were you an active young person and have an active life as older adult? Do you wish you had done more as a younger adult? Tell us your story–We’d love to hear from you!Find Mobility Guardian on Google+