A lot of people take their health and fitness for granted in their youth. That is the safest time for intense workouts like heavy cardio training.
After 40 or 45 years of age, the heart is much less resilient and more prone to cardiac overuse injury, James O’Keefe, MD, cardiologist and medical director of the Duboc Cardio Health & Wellness Center at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, told Markham Heid.
So as you grow older, instead of waking up to actively working out now, you need to focus more on less-strenuous forms of physical activity such as walking, yoga, easy cycling, gardening, etc.
Yes, your fitness capacity may decline with this switch, but you won’t be risking your mortality rate and will be more likely to gain in lifespan.
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