As we all know, aging causes great losses: wrinkles, fine lines, gray hair, changes inside the body and more. Moreover, our muscles grow weaker with aging. How can you fight aging? What can you do in this case?
How can you get a beautiful and fit body if your muscles are old? Firstly, you should not give up exercise. The fact is, exercise is the key to a perfect body and overall health. A 2017 study published in Cell Metabolism showed that there are some effective exercises that can help old people get their bodies into shape.
Scientists conducted a 12-week experiment on two age groups of adults, with one group whose ages were 30 and under and the other 64 and over. One group practiced a weight training routine a few times a week. Another group practiced an interval training using a stationary bike three times a week. At the end of the experiment, the scientists were surprised by the result.
A group of adults (64 and over) practiced interval training and experienced the most changes to their genes. What does it mean? Interval training is highly beneficial for aging people. HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) entails activity with alternating levels of energy.
If you take a 30-minute walk, you can walk at a fast pace for 2 minutes, walk slowly for 3, and then kick it back up to fast pace for 2 minutes again. You will continue this pattern throughout the entire workout.
High-Intensity Interval Training increases energy and burn calories, but it’s also a catalyst for cell growth that keeps you young and healthy. Performing HIIT, you will see muscle growth, but to achieve better results, you should add a weight training to your workout routine.
Cycling, walking, jogging, or planks are perfect ways to practice a HIIT workout. In addition, we recommend you consult a doctor to discuss any potential health complications before performing HIIT workout. Just remember that HIIT workout hits all fitness levels. You should try it!
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