Giving Up Should Not Be an Option in Aging
By Tom Herrin
For most people, the easiest thing to do about anything is to do nothing. Let’s face it, that usually requires no effort. Many people tend to live life in that manner. They act as if they are simply spectators with no opportunity for input or participation. They may let the daily routine dictate the outcome. It does not have to be that way. Most people can have a real impact on the course of their overall health and the direction it goes. Studies have shown that people can reverse some of the common effects of aging even after long periods of inactivity and bad choices.
Neglect Is A Huge Contributor
It is really common for people to start making bad choices in eating. Little by little, they begin to choose foods that break the body down. When this goes in combination with less activity, the results are bad. Some of the most frequent problems related to aging today are increases in blood pressure and things such as bad cholesterol. Blood sugar levels also tend to rise, which is a major contributor to rampant problems with type 2 diabetes. As they near middle adulthood, men in particular tend to lose muscle and gain fat. Larger waists are a common sight.
Changes in Habits Have Shown Positive Results
People who have been seriously inactive have seen really good results by becoming involved in a regular exercise program. Even those who have done so for only a few weeks have shown measurable results. What many may see as the inevitable may not be so much that way. Some of those signs seen as age-related have actually been reversed by making real changes in habits.
Get A Jump Start
One thing is for sure. Exercise can make a difference in just about anyone’s health at almost any age. If you really would like to take control of some of your aging, start an exercise program today. You don’t need high intensity. You simply have to start and do it regularly. I have found that 30 to 45 minutes per day makes me feel better and remain healthier. It isn’t that hard but will take a little commitment. Assess your diet as well and make a few minor changes. You will feel better and likely be more motivated. The choice is yours.
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