Be active

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.

From a purely mechanical point of view, movement triggers 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 whole host of processes, all of which lead to a better mood and an increased sense of well-being.

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

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

Tension and relaxation is the principle of life. True relaxation only develops if there was physical tension beforehand. Choose your physical activity according to your individual needs. Do you prefer to be indoors or outdoors? Are you motivated by competition and team sports or do you prefer to be alone and take it easy? Making appointments with like-minded people is helpful for developing a good routine. It’s also a great way to motivate each other. Many people enjoy exercising in a community. Others use the time to enjoy a break from everyday life and do something good for their body.

Other questions that can help you find your sport could be the following: Do you like it dynamic and power to your favourite music, or do you prefer thoughtful movement in silence or to meditative music? Is it important for you to be ready to go everywhere and at all times, or do you find it appealing to be able to set interesting impulses for different muscle groups by using 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.

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