Regular physical activity is essential to your overall well-being, especially as you age. Making that all-important decision to improve your physical activity will be the best thing you can do for yourself at this stage in your life. It will help you age younger, stronger, and happier.
It is common to accept physical decline as a normal part of aging. The fact is that if you are not involved in some form of physical activity on a daily basis, you will gradually lose your natural abilities, your health, and you will soon begin to look and feel old.
Exercise is one of the most effective ways to slow down physical aging. It will help you maintain your independence as you age and increase your ability to live a life free of chronic disease, pain, and disability.
A well-rounded exercise regime will include strength training, cardiovascular exercise, balance exercises, and flexibility training.
The Canadian and American Physical Activity Guidelines state that we should accumulate 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise every week. This amounts to about 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.
In my book, Healthy Body for Life - A Guide for Women Over 40, you will find illustrated guidelines to help you stay active, strong, and flexible.
What will you do today to invest in your future health, fitness, and well-being?
Enjoy a walk? Take a yoga class? Hit the weights?
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