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Prince Deese, an All American Wrestler, a Hall of Fame Football Player, and a State Champion Body Builder, is a certified personal trainer and strength conditioning specialist. Prince Deese and Gina Deese own A.C.T. by Deese, a Fitness & Training Center in Greensboro, NC. Contact him at 336-617-5304.

As we grow older, our metabolism slows and mobility gets limited sometimes causing us to become frail and weak; however, it does not have to be so. We can train and strengthen our bodies and enhance our quality of life. Fitness is essential for not just physical activities but also to keep the mind fresh, strong, and active. Here are some perfect daily exercise ideas and some fitness tips to increase body movement and range of motion.

Tip One:  Focus on Balance and Flexibility

Falling is common and usually happens due to a weak balance. Similarly, flexibility is also an issue that comes with age as your joints age and become stiff. That results in an increased risk of injuries and a decreased range of motion. Stretching before and after workouts as well as separately can enhance your motion range and help you stay flexible.

Tip Two: Cardio Endurance

Aerobic fitness and stamina have a tendency to reduce with age. A reduction of these can cause reduced mobility, and daily and routine tasks can become difficult to perform. Cardio and aerobic exercises may protect you from different heart conditions, bodily malfunctions, and stroke.

Thirty minutes of daily cardio movement is recommended by The National Institute on Aging. Remember to check with your doctor if it is okay and safe for you to perform the specific cardio activity or activities that you want to pursue before you engage in them.

Tip Three: Strength and Muscle Training

Aging attracts a loss in the quality of the tissue, muscle mass, and overall strength of the body. From the age of 30, muscle mass starts decreasing at a rate of 1% every year. The medical term for this is Sarcopenia. Resistance exercise and strength training can not only forestall the decline of muscle mass but build it as well.

You can also use weight plates and dumbbells but be sure to take advice from your doctor first. Tissue and muscle weakness and frailty can greatly reduce the quality of life, and strength and muscle training can strengthen your body, preserve bone density, and offer vitality.

If the movements seem alien and you are unable to attend a fitness program– than take advantage of your computer and look up the topics listed and try the beginner version after consulting with your physician. Personal trainers are also a good option to help you learn form and adjust your movement should you have a physical impairment or not.

Being inactive and being old are two different things that are not interdependent. Exercise for seniors can ensure that you will live and age gracefully and peacefully.