Working out is the new secret to staying young, and some exercises get the job done better than others. Everyday Health came up with a list of the top eight exercises to reduce the effects of aging.
If you want to slow down the clock, follow their helpful workout tips -- tips listed in the slideshow below. From leg exercises to swimming, a host of workouts can help you stay young longer.
With age, people are at greater risk of injury due to falling. Tai Chi promotes balance and works wonders in terms of preventing falls among seniors.
Similar to Tai Chi, yoga also promotes balance and can prevent risky falls. In addition, yoga strengthens the body and increases flexibility--both crucial to effective exercising after 50.
Strolling Through Hospital
One study out of Israel shows that hospital patients who stay active by walking around their rooms or hospital hall ways cut their hospital days by a day and half on average.
Researchers at the University of Colorado showed that jogging can help people keep their memories in shape after illness.
Studies show that people over 65 who walk or exercise moderately reduce their risk of dementia by one-third.
Leg exercises can reduce or prevent the swelling--peripheral edema--associated with aging.
One highly effect way to combat osteoporosis is weight lifting for thirty minutes three times per week.
Swimming is effective in easing many of the symptoms of arthritis. People with arthritis who swim are less likely to fall and break a bone.