Fitting into your high school jeans or your college t-shirt may be the last thing you would like to conquer, but fitness it not always about the numbers on the scale or inches around your waist. According to the Webster Dictionary, Fitness simply means being sound physically and mentally.
As we age so does our mind and body which causes us to gain and lose weight differently throughout the years. So running 10 miles in your twenties may have made you lose weight in your stomach but gain weight in your legs while walking in your sixties may result in gaining weight in your stomach but losing it in your legs. Our bodies are changing and so should our workouts.
Simply exercising thirty minutes a day a week can show a drastic difference in our ability to walk around the block, pick up items off the floor, get off the couch and most importantly prolong the effects of aging! Walking around your block may be easy for some but for others the cracks, frost heaves and plain unkept sidewalks seem like a war zone. Adding Nordic Walking poles to your walk will not only allow you to get more out of your workout but help add stability to each step.
According to http://www.ahrq.gov/ppip/activity.htm here is a glimpse of 5 main advantages to adding a simple walk to your day;
- Lower risk of Diabetes, Colon Cancer, Breast Cancer, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure
- Lower risk of obesity
- Less stress
- Improved mood and relief of symptoms from depression
- Improved function of people with arthritis
What have you done today to stop aging?
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