Scientists conducted a study in which elderly people took part, in order to learn what habits affect the health and life expectancy.
It turned out that so the category of people who lead an active lifestyle and constantly pay attention to the employment of various sports, are much less likely to suffer from diseases, are characterized by cheerfulness, self-confidence and longevity. And, this applies to all ages, given that the older the person, the more moderate the load.
First of all, the movement positively affects the work of the heart system, strengthening the muscle of the heart and the walls of blood vessels, and also prevents the occurrence of blood clots.
In addition, the muscular and skeletal system is strengthened, as a result of which such people rarely complain of pain in the joints, changes in blood pressure. It is worth noting that even daily walks, during which the distance of two to five kilometers is overcome, burns enough calories to prevent excess weight with proper nutrition. It is not a secret to anyone that most diseases, including hypertension and diabetes, are caused by obesity.
One Of Them Is Swimming
It also turned out that in addition to walking tours for people of retirement age, swimming is good, and if you need to visit the pool in winter, you should prefer open water in the summer.
When a person swims, the muscles of the entire body are strengthened, with minimal strain on the joints, which is an important factor, especially for people with chronic diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
Constant water sports strengthen immunity, which is why this category of people is less likely to suffer from cold and infectious diseases.
In the winter season, skiing in the forest park area is not a bad option. For people of any age, including the elderly, tennis is good, from playing games to which a person receives not only physical, but also psychological pleasure, not to mention the health benefits.