As a senior citizen, retiree, or in the “over 60” group, do you prefer mental or physical exercise? Why?
20% of men and 50% of women over 50 experience a bone fracture in their lifetime due to their age, data suggests. The issue is that the healing process of such incidents gets slower as we age.
However, experts say the human body builds bone density if we do weight training two or three times per week. Our bones adjust their thickness based on the muscle stresses placed on them.
So, it’s best for those above 50 to start doing weight exercises to lower the risks of bone fractures. Exercise also helps establish new connections between cortical brain cells. If you work out regularly, it’s been shown that you will reduce the chances of getting Alzheimer’s by around 50%.
And the number is for both weight and cardio training. Another mental benefit of exercising is the oxygen it delivers to the brain, increasing its health. You will also release more endorphins and emotionally feel better after workout sessions.