Taking time out of our day to get some exercise and move our body is necessary for optimizing your health. When most of us hear the word exercise, we think of it as another “to do” on our ever-expanding list of things that need to be accomplished on a daily basis. Sigh, how will we ever keep up with it all? Now that I am in my 50’s, I have become quickly aware that if I don’t use it, then I’m lose it. The “it” that I’m referring to is muscle, mobility, flexibility, etc.
I recently joined a gym to get in better shape. I noticed that even though I had been getting my 10,000 steps in each day, I was acquiring a little more flab than I wanted to admit. I was amazed at how quickly I had lulled myself into thinking that I was doing enough to keep my weight off. The trouble is that knowing what to do in the fitness and exercise department can be overwhelming. Adding to the mystery was the fact that my body wasn’t bouncing back and recovering like it used to in my 20’s. I would get started on my path to improve my level of fitness and then I would acquire an injury somewhere on my body in the process, thus setting me back and having to start all over again. The other aspect to consider is what form of exercise will we actually enjoy and want to keep doing over time. Will it be biking, rowing, swimming, and dancing? The goal here is to find something that you like, so that you will want to stay active. Maintaining an active lifestyle leads to a healthy fit body.
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