3 Types of Exercise Not to Do if You Are Over 40

3 Types of Exercise Not to Do if You Are Over 40

Not all physical activities are equally useful. Before purchasing a membership to a local gym or working out on your own, pay attention to a few important factors.

One of such factors is your age. By ‘age’ we mean both your biological age and chronological age. It’s great to be a 50-year old with a body of a 35-year-old. However, in some instances people who are relatively young, look and act older their actual age.

Is there any logical explanation as to why it happens?  Does it all depend on genetics? Some believe it does. Nevertheless, genetics is not what makes you look older or younger. It all depends on how much effort you put in yourself.

1. Cardio

Beginners as well as inexperienced dieters strongly believe that they will lose weight faster if they start doing cardio on a daily basis. We cannot deny that cardio is effective in a few ways. However, it does not have anything to do with the aging process. On the contrary, it has been proved that cardio sessions speed up the aging process! The longer you do your cardio, the more muscles you break down. Cardio also increases the production of free radicals; the uncharged molecules accelerate aging and damage the cells. If you are doing cardio to strengthen your heart, then you should know that this is not the only kind of exercise that may help you.

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