Exercising regularly is indeed healthy and a key to fit life. But there is always a pause and full-stop at a certain age. We cannot disagree with the fact that exercising is good for people of all age groups and staying active is good for the muscles, but with time it is also essential to bring some crooks in your exercising routine that you perform daily.
With growing age, our muscles lose mass and bones weaken and become brittle. This is what makes old people prone to injury. Feeling healthy and energetic is yet another part of every being’s life no matter what the age is but one cannot escape from their signs of ageing.
Here are 4 exercises people above 50 should avoid doing:-
The name of this exercise itself is pertinent enough to
decide the rest. This is one of the difficult exercises that engage a number of
muscles of our body to function. People who have crosses 50 are much prone to
adapt joint pain and aches if they push themselves to perform this exercise.
However, incorrect exercise too has menacing effects on the body. It can put
you at risk of getting injured and suffer from chronic pain. It is very
difficult for ageing people to keep the muscle intact forever and a single
mistake while performing deadlifts can lead to a slipped disc or major spinal
Cardio is remarkably one of the must-do and best exercises of
all the time. This exercise is too good for the heart but as the person starts
ageing their heart becomes weaker no matter how long you ignore this fact.
Apart from the heart, the muscles and arteries weaken and become narrow
respectively. An ordinary person above the age of 50 years if performs an
intense cardio exercise, it could perhaps strain their heart muscles and lead
to the secretion of cortisol hormone. These are basically stress hormones in people
who have heart diseases. This hormone is one of the major reasons for obesity
and heart attacks. So keep your cardio workout short and take a break in
Behind the neck lat pull-downs
Although ageing people join gym and fitness enthusiasts ones
are quite passionate and avid about using gym types of equipment, they should make sure
that they avoid this exercise if they’re not eloquent with the right form.
Pulling weights down your back at the ageing period can lead to severe neck
pain and stress the nearby muscles. This may also compress neck arteries and
lead to acute dizziness.
This exercise requires strong legs to load too much weight on
legs and if done by people over 50 its may injure their knees and muscles
surrounding the area. One who has already been suffering from joint-related
issues or hernia must avoid this exercise forever.