It comes as no surprise that regular exercise contributes to a healthy lifestyle. Staying active as we age doesn’t just improve physical health, but also helps us stay mentally sharp. In fact, optimizing your exercise routine the proper way can decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease and maximize longevity. In this blog, we will discuss the most beneficial exercise routine to support a long and healthy life.
How to Assemble an Optimal Exercise Routine
Many people are under the misunderstanding that the only way to stay healthy as we age is by running a weekly marathon or competing in CrossFit Competitions. Luckily, this isn’t the case, and overworking the body can lead to serious injury. However, it’s necessary to incorporate some level of intensity into your weekly workout routine.
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderately intense exercise per week, as well as dedicate two days to muscle-strengthening activities. Although this may sound daunting, you can break up aerobic exercises into 30-minute intervals a day for five days.
Exercises That Support Longevity
The most well-known way to maintain a healthy lifestyle is through aerobic exercise. This includes walking, jogging, running, rowing, or cycling. The reason aerobic exercise is so important for your health is that it activates your respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
Getting 30-45 minutes of daily aerobic exercise is all you need. Make sure that you walk fast enough to the point of rapid breathing and sweating. Lots of people go for daily walks, but fail to work all their body parts with intensity. You don’t have to sprint, but you should switch up your walking pace every couple of minutes to stimulate your lungs and heart.
Swimming and Water Aerobics
Swimming and water aerobics are some of the best ways to exercise for people of all ages. The benefit of swimming over walking or running is that it’s much easier on the joints. The water supports the weight of your body taking a lot of strain off your knees. Those who swim regularly or take water aerobic classes can experience increased flexibility and balance.
Like walking, swimming also increases your lung capacity and is a good aerobic exercise for people with asthma.
Additionally, water aerobics makes you use all of your body’s muscles. Since water is 800 times denser than air, simply moving around in a pool is equivalent to a lightweight dumbbell exercise. For those who don’t enjoy the gym, water aerobics is a perfect alternative for muscle-strengthening.
Integrating Medicine With Exercise
Although sticking to a proper exercise routine is the number one way to ensure health as we age, there are a variety of different natural treatments that can also support longevity. One such treatment is NAD+ IV Therapy. NAD+ is a naturally occurring and incredibly powerful antioxidant. This anti-aging treatment helps activate sirtuins, which play a large role in the health of DNA.
Another effective treatment option is Methylene Blue Therapy. Methylene Blue boosts your body’s ATP production which can have positive effects on your mental performance. This treatment is right for anyone and provides benefits even for the most healthy individuals.
When paired with an effectively constructed workout routine and healthy lifestyle habits, these natural treatments help maximize your health and longevity.
Support a Healthy Lifestyle With BioCure
At BioCure, we are committed to supporting healthy lifestyles through scientific-based treatment options. We are far more than your average healthcare clinic. Our team is dedicated to building lasting relationships and getting to know you on a personal level. Please contact us today to explore your treatment options and see how we can help support you through your health journey.