Stamina vs. Endurance
Let us first understand the difference between the two. Although both words mean “staying power”, there is a slight difference between the two.
Stamina is a short-term measurement. It measures the size of your energy surges. Endurance is a long-term measurement. It measures how much energy you have.
What Happens to Endurance and Stamina As We Age?
Each individual experiences the process of aging differently. However, based on things like genetics and lifestyle, in general endurance and stamina decrease as you age. Many attribute the lack of energy, endurance, and stamina to poor diet and exercise habits.
Based on averages, a human body begins to lose 3 to 5 percent of lean muscle tissue and gains that much body fat every decade after age 30. After age 45, adults tend to lose about one-quarter of a pound of muscle (replaced by fat) every year. By 60, you’d have naturally lost 4 pounds of muscle and gained about 4 pounds of fat from average natural body processes from the age 45 to 60. All along as you age your heart also weakens and your cardiovascular health gets deteriorated too.
Wants to maintain or gain your stamina and endurance? Here are the best tips about maintaining your stamina & endurance while you are growing old plus ways to increase stamina and endurance to live an active happy life in old age.
Tip # 1 Begin Slowly
If You Are New to Exercise: Begin slowly. Consider increasing the amount of time spent moving your body around the house. For instance, walk up the stairs more often, perform more demanding household chores or lift heavier objects in your house. For a custom strength and cardio plan you can do at home or at the Rosedale Fitness Center, Contact B Powerful Today 941-504-4767.
Tip # 2 Cardiovascular Activities
Do cardiovascular activities regularly. Identify an activity that elevates your heart rate and which you can perform at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week. That’s 150 minutes of cardiovascular activity per week, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Some instances of cardio activities include brisk walking, light jogging, riding a stationary bicycle and working on the elliptical machine. – Call B Powerful Today 941-504-4767 for your FREE Target Heart Rate Zone range to try out at your next workout!
Tip # 3 Strength Training
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in their report “Growing Stronger” recommends strength training as one of the best ways to keep the muscles strong and healthy. Strong, healthy muscles will help you to exercise longer, which in turn will boost your endurance and stamina.
Incorporate at least 2 days of strength training to your weekly exercise regime. – January Personal Training Specials ending soon! Don’t wait, book your favorite Personal Trainer Today 941-504-4767.
Tip # 4 Stretch
Stretch your muscles regularly to fight muscle tightening. If you don’t do, your muscle fibers shrink and become shorter, resulting into loss of flexibility and reduction in your range of motion. Make sure to stretch all your major muscle groups at least for five minutes before and after each exercise session. Here are some stretching exercises for seniors. January $99 New Client (4) 1x1 Yoga Lesson Special ending soon! Don’t wait, book your favorite Yogi Today 941-504-4767.
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