Retirement is approaching for me and I’ve been thinking about how it will affect me and the way I do things.
When we talk about those golden years after having retired and away from day to day hassles then it becomes important that we take care of our health and fitness for longevity and proper physical endurance to fight against diseases
Exercise keeps the antioxidants away from the body which is required for reduced fatigue and to avoid feeling lack of energy
Exercise keeps the heart healthy and maintains proper blood circulation. t is never too late for ageing couch potatoes - taking up exercise even in old age can rejuvenate the brain
Exercise is the master signaling system that tells our cells to grow instead of fade. When we exercise, that process of growth spreads throughout every cell in our bodies, making us functionally younger
Other than exercise, there is yet another factor that plays an essential part in the way our body ages. Optimism, love and community also trigger the process of growth, building our bodies, hearts and minds.
Keeping active is important and although there’s not much but clearing snow for me outside this time of year, I can do more inside to keep fit.
Today is Sunday and I’m off to church as usual. This is my day of R & R. Renewal and refreshment, relaxation and rebooting so to speak. My hour at church does more good it seems than all the rest. It is one way I’m assured of a good start for the week ahead.
MA’S TIP FOR THE DAY
Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.
People who exercise regularly experience 25% less muscle and joint pain in their old age than people who are less active
It is never too late to start an exercise routine. Walking is a good aerobic exercise, and it strengthens the heart and lungs. Just make sure you walk according to your pace and rest when you are tired
Household chores could constitute moderate physical activity. This ensures that you do not become sedentary or become an easy target for illnesses
Stretching activities are a good way to strengthen those joints and bones. Just make sure you maintain proper form in order to minimize injuries
Above all don’t forget that SMILE. Laughter is the best medicine they say!
Bee all that you can be!