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4 Steps to Staying Active as We Age

As we age, it is essential to stay active to maintain both physical and mental health. Exercise keeps our bodies strong and helps reduce stress, improve our moods, and keep our minds sharp. Staying active is especially important to improve balance, reduce the risk of injury, and keep bones and muscles strong. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stay active as we age. Here are four steps to help you get started.

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You may want to consider a new exercise routine to fit your capabilities if you are experiencing the following:

  • A massive shift in how quickly and easily your body recovers from exercise.
  • Your energy is declining, and your muscles are weakening.
  • You start to experience pain during and after a workout. 
  • You wake up every morning feeling achy and exhausted.

Some Ways to Make Staying Active Easier

If your body is starting to change and slow down, it’s time to re-evaluate your workout routine. Don’t stop physical activity; consider changing the type of sport or workout you are doing, the length of your activity, or the intensity at which you train.

Step 1 –Choose a more moderate workout with less impact 

Consider incorporating walking into your routine or completely transitioning to walking if you run. If you usually bike, consider spending some days swimming instead. Mix it up and consider a new workout with less impact on your joints and muscles, while you take time to recover with our Muscle Relief Hemp CBD Topical Oil Roller

Step 2 –Modify the duration of your workout 

You may not have the stamina you once had. Adjust the distance and intensity, so your energy level won’t be impacted throughout the day. Re-examine your energy output vs. energy input. You will most likely have more energy throughout the day if you adjust your workout length.

Step 3 -Modify the intensity of your workout

Again, think about your energy output vs. energy input. Do you need more calories to make up for your energy output? Are you gaining weight because you are eating more calories to keep up with intense workouts? By adjusting the intensity of your workout, for example, from running to walking, you will need fewer calories to fuel up.

Step 4 -Incorporate natural, pain-relieving topicals into your workout

Don’t suffer through a workout. Release and relieve muscles and quicken recovery with a natural CBD topical product like our HD2000 Hemp Gel Roller. Before, during, and after a workout, this sports gel eases discomfort so you can stay active and aid in your post-workout recovery. 

Conclusion

Changing your workout as you Age is NOT a sign of weakness. Instead, being mindful of your new limitations and adjusting to those limits is healthy and wise. Remember that your end goal should be to keep your body moving. A body in motion stays in motion. So do what you can to stay active. Adjust your routine, maybe even start a new sport but choose better options for your joints and muscles. 

It’s never too late to keep moving. Parts of us may be brittle, but we are not broken! 

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