Physical Activity: Can You Fit It Into Your Daily Life?
Physical activity is the key to long term health, fitness, and longevity. Many senior citizens seem to neglect this aspect of their lives for various reasons. They pay a price for physical inactivity. The benefits of exercise and good nutrition are undeniable.
The benefits of activity, meaning getting yourself moving on a daily basis, are many. There are three areas where you can incorporate increased movement into your life.
Mowing the lawn
Walk the Dog
Walk at Lunch
Stretch at you desk
Join a gym close by work
Take the Stairs whenever possible
Walk around the office as you talk on the phone
Take the stairs instead of the elevator
Take family outings
(hiking,swimming,etc.) Take play equipment with you(ball,
Rediscover a favorite sport
Dance to your favorite music
Reduced heart attack risk
Increased mobility and strength
Increased protection against certain cancers
Improved bone health
Reduced cardiovascular disease
Don't forget to check with your doctor before beginning an exercise program.
But keep in mind that any movement that you can do goes a long way toward better health and fitness. Try to get yourself moving on a daily basis. physical activity
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