smart workout habits for strong bones and muscles

With Monique Robbins

The decline of the health of your bones and muscles starts earlier than you may think, and as you age the significance of being fit increases.

According to an NYT report, muscle mass loss, bone density thinning and stiff joints are some impacts of ageing.

Fitness has a much more important impact with ageing, like boosting energy levels, preventing injuries and keeping us mentally sharp.

While these can affect balance, coordination and strength, regular exercises can stall muscle loss, cognitive decline and fatigue.

Dr Brian Feeley, the chief of sports medicine at the University of California, suggested four exercises targetting different parts of the body.

This is a form of an aerobic exercise using ergonomic poles that uses the same movement. It not only moves major muscle groups of your legs and hips, but your core, shoulders and arms too.

no snow nordic walk

To train your upper body, hang from a horizontal bar. This will boost grip strength and shoulder mobility, strengthen the core and stretches the upper body.

hang around

Sitting for long hours at your office desk can affect your muscles too. To counter this, use sliders while doing mountain climbers to increase the intensity of your workout.

slidder for your hip 

Squats target large muscles on your lower body. If you absolutely hate them, try climbing up and down the stairs.

Squats and Stairs

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