Life ‘gets better…if you are fit”
Conventional wisdom tells us that are bodies decline in function, and thus, our quality of life decreases with age.
This, however, is not true, especially for fit individuals.
Stiffness, tightness, loss of strength and many other qualities are attributed to aging, however, these are not “signs of aging”, rather they are signs of inactivity.
Our bodies are so efficient that they will not waste energy on staying strong, if we do not require our bodies to be strong for us during the day.
Essentially, if the body is not continually challenged (through physical activity) it will decrease function (become weak) to conserve its energy, flexibility, strength, coordination and balance.
As any athlete knows, the body adapts to the activity for which it is trained. For what activity is your body trained?
Are you trained for brisk walking, stretching, maybe even running and strength training?
or, are you trained for sitting?
The beauty of the body is that at no age are you too old to experience benefits of exercise. Ninety-year olds have increased their strength, coordination, and balance.
Improving your health through exercise doesn’t take going to the gym or even getting sweaty. You can improve your health with 10 minutes of brisk walking 3 times a day.
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