While we all know that staying physically active and working out is good for our overall well being, we become complacent due to our busy lifestyle. Also, a lot of us believe that working out is important only in your peak years, and unimportant for the elderly, believing that morning walks are their best bet.

No wonder then that only one in four people between the age of 65 and 74 exercise regularly, says a study.
We often say age is just a number but to prove this right we bring to you this amazing video of a 70-year-old couple, which is goals.

Watching this elderly couple working out will make your day
04:01 Watching this elderly couple working out will make your day

Kamal Chadha is a house maker who loves gardening and working on her body to stay fit. Kanwarjit Chadha runs a software company and works for eight hours every day. Apart from training strength and conditioning training, Kamal also practices Zumba thrice a week.
Most people believe that with age their energy levels go down and hence working out is not an option for them. But the real reason behind weakness and poor balance that occurs with age is more because of inactivity and not really ageing. Exercising regularly has uncountable health benefits, some of them include - longevity, preventing falls, reducing the risk of stroke and heart attack, reducing the risk of dementia, making you confident and independent.
Exercising when you are old is not just about adding years to your life, it's about adding life to your years.
Tips for people exercising above the age of 60
- Always train under expert supervision.
- Tell your trainer about existing injury or any persisting health issue.
- No matter when you start, always start slow.
- Study, choose and plan your workout wisely.
It's mandatory to work out for older people in order to maintain their muscle mass.
Different exercises have different time duration for which they should be done.
Moderate exercises where you breathe heavier than normal, your heart rate noticeably increases but you can make a full conversation should be done between 30-60 minutes per day. The total time count should not be more than 150 minutes per week.

Vigorous exercise where you breathe rapidly in short phases along with a boosted heart rate can be done between 75 -150 minutes per week.

Strength training should not be done for more than three days a week. You can choose 10 exercises and do 8-10 repetitions of each in every session.

Flexibility and stretching exercise should be done twice a week with 10-30 seconds per stretch.

Balancing training with exercises like heel walking, backward walking, sideways walking and toe walking can be done every day to improve balance and prevent falls.

Source: indiatimes.com