oct 23, 2015

Exercise in adulthood

With the right precautions, we might have the opportunity to begin a healthier, new stage of our lives.

Our way of living can sometimes turn in unexpected ways, and if one day we wake up with the strong decision to exercise, we should let the fact that we are adults stop us.

If you’re part of the group of adults that never liked to work out, then you are in the sedentary group.

If you also have difficulties performing everyday physical activities, it’s important to say you should not exercise with trainers, but you should have an evaluation from a medical physician.

Regarding intensity, it’s very important to measure your heart rate and as a safety measure we recommend you take your pulse before, during and after exercising; the ideal way is to use a wristwatch with precision.

You should also evaluate the kind of exercise that is better fitted for a sedentary adult, since many individuals have significant limitations, for example, they have motility problems in their knee and hip joints, and they should not exercise in steep terrains or hills.

It’s important to establish the right frequency to exercise, so our body can tolerate it: between four and 6 days a week, if not, the minimum is three days a week.

It would be best if our sessions are from 10 to 15 minutes long, repeated two or three times a day; this way, we can get the same benefit we would get if we exercised from 30 minutes straight, according to the WHO (World Health Organization).