Health and Aging

Health Improvements

Exercise and Mobility

Working out the first few times often leaves people stiff and sore for a few days, and they may be convinced that they are doing more damage than good. It would be a perfect world if everyone could simply snap their fingers and get into perfect shape, but the soreness and stiff muscles are all part of the routine. Exercise and mobility have become related in terms of health, so getting up and moving even when sore can be the best remedy to getting in shape and staying there for good.

Joints inside the body are designed for movement, but there can be issues when the body ages. Physicians used to believe that keeping a person from feeling pain was enough, and they did not particularly encourage exercise. Modern medical practitioners have found that moving more is for the best to keep joints from freezing up. They now encourage their patients to get more exercise instead of less, and it has good results when it comes to maintaining mobility.

The ability to move arms, legs, hands and feet at will is important for independent living and a good quality of life. Those who choose to sit rather than exercise as ensuring the muscles will not be strong enough to support them during movement, and their joints could prematurely freeze up. Movement alone on a regular basis will help keep the body ready and able to move, and exercise may even expand that ability.

Keeping up with a daily exercise routine could be difficult at first, and it could even take months before any benefits are felt. For those with ageing bodies beginning to lose mobility, getting started and staying with it can give them an opportunity to remain mobile and independent longer. If they stay with it, they may even find enjoyment in their own ability to move as they exercise daily.