Exercise can do more for your health than medications
The following are 5 of the best exercises you can do for optimum health:
SwimmingSwimming can be classed as the perfect workout. The buoyancy of the water supports your body. It also takes the strain away from any painful joints. Dr I-Min Lee, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School says that ‘swimming is good for individuals with arthritis because its less weight-bearing.’
Strength TrainingLifting weights will help keep your muscles strong. If you don’t use your muscles, they will lose their strength over time.
WalkingWalking is a great form of exercise. It is simple and very powerful. Walking can:
- Improve cholesterol levels;
- Strengthen bones;
- Keep blood pressure in check;
- Improve your mood;
- Lower your risk of diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
These exercises are important for strengthening the pelvic floor muscles that support the bladder. Strong pelvic floor muscles are imperative for preventing incontinence.
Your physiotherapist can help you to the Kegel exercises properly.