Staying fit and healthy is a priority for a lot of people. Working out regularly can keep you fit and in a great shape. Older men who workout regularly have better health than those who do not workout.
Age brings with itself several restrictions and you must respect this. When you are over fifty, setting realistic goal becomes important otherwise you may harm your health.
Here is a list of 5 workouts that is best suited for men over fifty:
1. Cardiovascular Workout
The lung capacity and heart strength diminish with age. American Heart Association recommends 150 mins of moderate workout every week to maintain the weight and health.
Regular cardiovascular workout will help you burn extra calories and strengthen your lungs and heart. Start with brisk walk at least three times a week. You can also use a treadmill, elliptical machine or stationary bike in a gym.
2. Resistance Training
As you age the muscles starts diminishing. You can start your resistance training by focusing on legs, shoulders, abs, pecs, arms, and upper back. Resistance training is beneficial for men over fifty as it can increase testosterone levels.
Do military press, squats, bench press, leg presses and lat pull-downs as these focuses on larger muscle groups. You can do them two to three times per week. Resistance training is good for men over fifty as it will improve your body’s ability to burn fat, it even improves your metabolism.