Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
A feeble body weakens the mind.
Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.
Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.
It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor.
We do not stop exercising because we grow old - we grow old because we stop exercising.
~Dr. Kenneth Cooper
~ Dr. Kenneth Cooper
The benefits of fitness for older adults includes being able to better control your weight, reduce your risk of diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular, some cancers, Alzheimer’s and metabolic syndrome, strengthen your bones and muscles, and live a higher quality of life with a better mood, less chance of falling, better recovery if you do fall, and improve your chances of living longer.
With all these benefits, the question is, are you doing anything to keep fit? Are you getting the minimum 30 minutes, 5 times per week? If not, why?
The research clearly shows that you should be working out, and that the best workout program for people over 50 includes both cardiovascular and resistance training. Your strength training program should include diverse exercises including push and pull exercises and functional fitness exercises.
The bottom line is that fitness enables you to live life to the fullest extent. So what are you doing about it?
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