What is Dementia?
Dementia is a general term (not a specific disease) that describes a group of symptoms which negatively impacts memory severe enough to interfere with daily life.
Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia with 60-80% of cases, while Vascular Dementia is the second most common dementia type. Nevertheless, there are many other conditions that cause symptoms of dementia. As opposed to Alzheimer’s, some forms of dementia are reversible.
How to adapt your fitness routine after 45
By age 45, two scenarios are likely: either you have a workout routine, which you enjoy, or you have given up on working out altogether. Either way, it’s time to shake things up, and always remember, it’s never too late to start with a healthier lifestyle. Working out is important for your overall health! And by working out, we don’t mean that you are hitting the gym for 3 hours and do 1 hour of cardio training and two hours of weight training. Even 10 minutes per day can already make a difference for your health! If you are 45 or older, there are certain things you can’t do anymore, we understand. But don’t worry - there are a range of modified workouts you can easily do. A good fitness regime combined with a healthy diet in your mid 40s is very important for your health. Did you know that as we get older, the metabolic rate slows down. This is important, as the metabolic rate is responsible for how fast we burn calories, when at rest. As we age, the muscles also lose their tone, and simple Pilates, Yoga or Stretching exercises can prevent this. Have a look at the MindMate exercise section, where we curated a range of different at-home workouts for you, which you can easily start. The exercises are for every fitness and age level. And always remember: Your body and muscles will respond, no matter what age. So, what are the next steps to start a healthier lifestyle? Take the MindMate fitness assessment and start with our workout routine today. If you want it try stuff also outside of MindMate, have a look at the three points below:
1) Do more weight training You can do this with free weights, or by simply doing some exercises with Water Bottles or even your Body Weight. 2) Do more Yoga Yoga boosts flexibility in hips and spine, which is important for good posture. Furthermore, a lot of Yoga exercises bringing a blood flow to your face, which makes this an anti-aging facial. 3) Get creative Specifically in your 40s, the workout blues can happen. You really don’t want to workout. Mixing things up can help here enormously, taking that salsa class, going swimming or bicycling can improve your mood, motivation and enthusiasm about working out and get your metabolism going.