STAYING YOUNG NATURALLY
Friday, May 28, 2010
As our bodies age, we naturally begin to lose heart and lung capacity. Exercise can help keep your blood flowing and the lungs pumping. Studies show that cardiovascular exercise can keep these organs young for many years.
As we get older, the disks and bones in our back and neck can begin to settle and cause pain. Stretching exercises can correct your posture and decrease the compression of the spine.
Many people find their ability to balance impaired with age. This can lead to life threatening slips and falls. Balance exercises can keep our bodies toned and our muscles strong.
Regular exercise helps us to lose weight, tone muscles, build healthier bones and boost our mood. Walking for just 10 minutes a day lowers your risk of Alzheimers by as much as 40%.
So whatever you enjoy; running, walking, biking, swimming or dancing; make time for three 20 minute workouts a week.