Inactivity is one of the leading risk for mortality and death, along with cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes. Our bodies were designed to be in daily activity for in activity there is preserving power.

Lack of exercise is one of the greatest causes of weakness of the body and feebleness of mind. Inactivity makes you prone to diseases such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and low bone density.

Research shows that people who retire become sedentary. They often sit around watching TV and do nothing. And then die an early death. The problem is not retirement itself, but what you do in retirement. Being inactive you are certainly at risk for morality and death.

Engaging in moderate activity for at least 30 minutes a day, or vigorous exercise for at least 20 minutes 3 times a week can decrease the mortality risk.

Regular activity accompanied with a healthy diet improves your health, reduces the risk of developing diseases and helps in the recovery of disease, therefore we ought to undertake healthful exercise such as walking, jogging, swimming, cycling, or gardening. It should also be enjoyed for it to be maximally beneficial, for without physical exercise no one can have sound and vigorous health.

Health Benefits Of Exercise

The health and mortality benefits of exercise are too important to ignore. Physical activity is not only good for your body, but is also great for your mind.

Exercise improves brain health by reducing anxiety, stress, depression, and disruptive moods such as anger, sadness, and irritability. Physical exercise improves cognitive function, thus keeps your mind sharp. Exercise has also been found to alleviate symptoms such as low self-esteem and social withdrawal.

Exercise helps with weight management, reduces disease, strengthens bones and muscles, helps manage blood sugar and insulin levels.

Exercise lowers the risk of heart disease, strokes, strengthens the heart, and improves blood circulation. It can help with diabetes, breast cancer, colon cancer, joint pain, sleep, arthritis, and can even improve your sex life.

Exercise increases blood flow towards the muscles and digestive tract, which helps move food through the digestive tract. Exercise has also been shown to relieve heartburn, gas, stomach cramps and constipation.

Exercise also has some stress-busting benefits. Physical activity helps bump up the production of your brain's feel-good neurotransmitters, called endorphins by stimulating production of cortisol and Norepinephrine, anti-depressives of the brain.

Exercise increases your overall health and your sense of well-being, which puts more pep in your step every day.

Exercise helps with so many health problems that it should be part of everyone's daily return. A little exercise every single day will help to keep the doctor away. If you want to avoid these health obstacles, exercise is definitely one of the keys to success.

We need to exercise all parts of our body that targets all muscles, but it's best to balance your workout to ensure that all body parts get appropriate attention. For example, if you are working on your abs, work your lower back at the same time. This ensures that both muscle groups, which tend to work together, get equal attention. Do the same thing with your quads and hamstrings, biceps and triceps.

However, you don't want to overwork any muscle group because this can lead to injury and long-lasting damage.

Best Exercises For Immortality

Walking has many powerful health benefits. It is one of the best exercises you can do to help you live a long, healthy life. No other exercise provides the same health benefits as walking does. When you take up walking daily, your health can improve dramatically. Moreover, it is simple and inexpensive. Walking is simple enough that all fitness levels can get those daily steps in.

Strength Training is one of the most popular workouts. According to the State of Fitness, strength training is the second most popular form of exercise. Strength training or resistance training involves physical exercises that are designed to improve strength and endurance.

Strength training helps you stay younger and healthier. Studies show that it can promote heart health, bone health, and reduce blood pressure. Strength training may just be the key to help you hit your physical and mental health goals.

Stretching improves your flexibility and loosen up your muscles. It helps you prevent injuries, reduces muscle tension, improves balance, increases circulation, relieves arthritis and joint pain and lower back pain, improves posture, and helps you relax.

For seniors stretching is great for reducing aches, loosening up muscles and relaxing your joints.

Swiming builds bone mass, helps maintain flexibility, increases muscle mass, and builds strength. Scientists discovered that swimmers at any age has more lean muscle.

Swiming helps you burn calories and lose weight. Swimming causes your body to release natural endorphins, that boost your mood and relieves stress. Swimming also makes your heart and lungs strong.

Swimming can delay the effects of aging by reducing blood pressure, improving oxygen and blood flow to the brain, and increasing cardiovascular health. Swimming can also improve balance in seniors, which is one thing we lose as we age.

Squats work the quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes, they are an ideal exercise. I am 73 and I "try" to find the time to do them daily. Squats use the most muscle groups at once. They also help prevent you from tearing your meniscus and hamstring.

If you feel pain in your knees or thighs, strengthening your quads with squats may very well help.

Aging And Exercise

Exercise is crucial for older adults. If you haven't worked out for a while, physical activity can be daunting. There's also a good chance the exercises you were once accustomed to aren't ideal for you anymore.

Before you jump into an exercise regimen, check with your doctor to ensure you're healthy enough for exercise, and to see which exercises are ideal for your current fitness level.

In the aging population, exercise has been shown to prevent disease, lower the risk of falls, improve mental health and well-being, strengthen social ties, and prevent premature death.

For the elderly, combined physical activity is important to improve physical function and decrease the risk of falls or injury from a fall. Combined physical activity includes more than one type of physical activity, such as aerobic, muscle strengthening, and balance training.

As you age, it's important to protect your bones, joints, and muscles for they support your body and help you move. Keeping bones, joints, and muscles healthy can help ensure that you're able to do your daily activities and be physically active.

Exercise Slows The Aging Process

Exercise slows down the aging process; it gives the skin a healthful glow and also improves performance in the activities of the day.

Middle aged and older adults, including those with cardiovascular disease and cancer, can gain substantial longevity benefits by becoming more physically active, irrespective of past physical activity levels and established risk factors, including overall diet quality, body weight, blood pressure, triglycerides, and cholesterol.

Considerable population health impacts can be attained with consistently engaging in physical activity during mid to late life.

Meeting and maintaining at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity physical activity would potentially prevent 46% of deaths associated with physical inactivity. They have a 33% lower risk of all-cause mortality than those who are physically inactive.

You don't have to do high amounts of activity or vigorous-intensity activity to reduce your risk of premature death. Benefits start to accumulate with any amount of moderate, or vigorous, physical activity.

Regardless of your age, I hope this will motivate you to incorporate exercise into your life.

Physical Activity is a blessing - grab it?

Author's Bio: 

My name is Sarah Anderson, owner of and where I have revealed a treasury of anti aging strategies, tips and techniques to help restore the beauty of your youth. I also invite you to my health, beauty healing and longevity blog so you can learn how to live a healthier, happier, and longer life.