Be active

  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Español

Keep moving!

Even in old age, you benefit enormously from regular, moderate activity. Even if you haven’t done anything for a long time before.

Movement triggers purely mechanical stimuli on the bones via the muscles and activates the absorption of calcium. So you “feed” your bones and joints when walking or light running. The strain on the muscles stimulates a host of processes, all of which lead to a better mood and an increased feeling of well-being.

.

Hormones are also activated in the process, e.g. the happiness hormone serotonin. Exercise in nature is the best remedy against depressive moods, restlessness and nervousness. Start today and consider which activity gives you pleasure, is feasible for you and easy to implement.

This way you can prevent many diseases and even mitigate existing diseases such as diabetes. Blood circulation is stimulated and the brain is supplied with more oxygen. This also keeps us mentally fit. In addition, the bones become more stable from regular exercise.

Tension and relaxation is the principle of life. True relaxation develops only when there was physical tension before it. Choose your physical activity according to your individual needs. Do you prefer to be indoors or outdoors? Does competition and team sports motivate you or do you prefer to be alone and take it easy? Dating like-minded people is helpful for developing a good routine. Plus, it makes it super easy to motivate each other. For many people, exercising in a community brings great joy. Others use the time to enjoy a break from the daily grind all to themselves while still doing something good for the body.

Other questions to help you find your sport might include the following: Do you like to be dynamic and power out to your favorite music, or do you prefer thoughtful exercise in silence or to meditative music? Is it important to you to be always and everywhere ready to go or do you just find it appealing to be able to set interesting impulses for different muscle groups through different aids?

Whatever you decide, there is no standard recipe. It is up to you how you want to do something good for your body.