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How to keep moving at any age (and live longer for it!)

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When 2014 Boston marathon winner Meb Keflezighi was asked if he planned to keep racing after he’d turned 40, he replied, 

“If no one ever told you when you were born, how would you know how old you are?”

You’re never too old to exercise. And you’re certainly never too old to benefit from it.

Regular exercise can actually help you live longer. It’s been shown to reduce most of the risk factors for chronic illness, including hypertension, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, coronary heart disease, stroke, and cancer. In fact, those who are physically fit can reduce their risk of all-cause mortality by about 30-35%. 1

A sedentary lifestyle, on the other hand, can have a catastrophic effect on health. Inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality, accounting for 6% of global mortality. 2

If you want to live a long, healthy life, you need to move! Here’s how to boost your longevity through movement at every age (especially if you’re wearing Celliant activewear). 

In your 20-30s

You’ll be in peak physical condition during your 20s and 30s. Your body recovers faster at this age, so it's easier to build and maintain musculoskeletal strength. Weight-bearing activities such as running, walking, yoga, or hiking are ideal for optimizing your bone health, helping to reduce the risk of fractures later in life.

In your 40s

Your bones and muscles may not be at their peak, but that’s no reason to peg back on the exercise. Keep up with the cardio, and include a bi-weekly strengthening routine in your routine. Hiking is a great way to build strength in your legs and hips while maintaining strong bones. Add your Celliant hiking shorts and yoga wear to boost blood flow to those hardworking cells and muscles.

In your 50s

You may have a few more aches and pains these days, but Celliant activewear can help. The thermo-reactive minerals in Celliant apparel transform body heat into infrared energy, helping to rejuvenate muscles faster. Aim for at least two strength training sessions per week along with gentle exercises such as walking, hiking, or swimming. The perfect recipe for healthy muscles and cardiovascular function. 

In your 60s

Physical exercise may seem a lot tougher in your 60s - but it’s more important than ever! Keep up the strength and resistance training but don’t overdo it. Yoga, tai chi, or just walking with small weights is great. Keep it social by joining a walking or hiking group (also good for your emotional health!) and invest in infrared Celliant yoga wear: clinically proven to help maintain that restorative energy. 

In your 70s and beyond

After 70, your movement may be more limited - but don’t let that stop you. The trick is to find activities that are right for your body. Keep those joints mobile with aqua-jogging or a stationary bike at home. Join a gym and work out on the elliptical machine, or make a habit of walking at least a short distance every day. Most importantly, support your sleep each night with thermoregulating Celliant fabrics for deeper, healthier rest. 

If you want to add years to your life (and life to your years!), you can’t afford not to exercise. 

It’s one of the best ways to support your bones, joints, muscles, and almost every fibre of your being - not to mention supporting your mental and emotional health. 

The benefits are even greater when you team it all up with Celliant activewear: the only medically approved apparel shown to increase stamina, improve strength, and boost energy while promoting faster recovery.

Check out our fantastic apparel range to learn more. 


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