Exercise has always been praised to have many health benefits. Experts all agree that it’s important to incorporate it in your lifestyle whether you like it or not. We’re not just talking once a week. Ideally, a person should have at least a moderate exercise routine three days a week. Many are unable to achieve such a feat simply due to a lack of motivation.
But what if I told you that a great body isn’t the only thing you could expect to get from a good workout? What if I told you that it could also help in terms of your hearing? Take note that up to 20 percent of Americans have problems in hearing and one of three people aged 65 and above have hearing impairments.
What Do The Studies Say?
In a study held by the University of Miami that lasted for 10 years, people aged 50 and above, who integrated a moderate to high intensity cardiovascular workout routine in their life, had hearing as good as a person at the age of 30 years old.
Another study done on mice revealed those that weren’t exercising constantly suffered hearing loss four times greater than those who did over time. Their auditory systems suffered greater depletion of hair cells and strial capillaries.
Regular cardio exercises is essential as it provides the necessary factors that support healthy hearing. But before you go running out with your playlist of songs to help keep you in an active mood, know that there is such a thing as “music-induced hearing loss.” This is when your ears are continuously exposed to loud music. It’s even advised that it’d be better to just leave your earphones at home. But if you really want music, make sure it isn’t too loud. Keep it at a volume good enough for you to hear but not blaring so it’s not harmful.
Start thinking about a workout regimen, preferably one that includes cardiovascular exercises. Religiously follow and perform them at least 3-5 days a week. Make sure these are at least moderate exercises, though walking for 20-30 minutes a day is a good start. Try walking to and from work if you are able.
Yoga also has some great poses that improve blood circulation in the ear and brain, such as the tree pose and lotus pose. To improve your flexibility aside from improving your hearing health, it’s an activity worth considering.
Though getting your body moving is important, don’t overdo it. Schedule days meant for rest and meditation. With the proper breathing techniques, it helps blood circulation and provides the body with much-needed oxygen. Working out is beneficial and addicting but don’t deprive your body of days to unwind as this could have adverse effects to your health!
Most people miss out on their scheduled exercise sessions for several reasons. Keep from being too hard on yourself when you do and simply get back on the horse, as they say. For more tips on how to prevent hearing loss or how to treat it, call Beltone DFW at (888) 958-8432.