Exercise is a Win-Win Anytime We Start

If you haven’t already started your New Year’s Resolutions list for 2020, here’s a suggestion for senior citizens who are feeling guilty that they never exercised in 2019, and think it’s too late at this stage in their lives to start.

The good news  for 2020 is that anytime you start exercising you will gain benefits.  In last month’s post, we learned that we could gain a better night’s sleep just by taking a 30 minute walk. Also, younger folks in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s can benefit as well.  Just 150 minutes of moderate- intensity exercise a week ‘fits the bill‘.  Ultimately, some exercise is better than none.
Park your car a little farther away, and walk to your destination.
Take the stairs more frequently.
Take short breaks during the day.

Some of the reported benefits that come with exercising are:
Reduction in migraine headaches.
35 percent lower mortality risk than people who remained inactive.
30 minutes of moderate activity for those who had been inactive  showed 24 percent lower mortality risks, including adults with cardiovascular disease and cancer.

As always, check with your medical doctor before engaging in any exercise program.

Sources:

https://www.health.harvard.edu/exercise-and-fitness/its-never-too-late-to-start-exercising


https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/never-exercised-in-your-life-its-not-too-late-to-start–and-benefit/2019/10/18/fd9b9342-f037-11e9-b648-76bcf86eb67e_story.html


 

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