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Go Downtown for Some Exercise

By Tom Herrin

For those looking for an opportunity to get more exercise, they may appreciate the fact that they don't actually have to do a lot of heavy sweating.  Moderate exercise can go a long way toward establishing a good pattern of healthy living.  Living in the Fort Worth area may be an extra plus.  All it takes is going downtown, where there will be plenty of places to enjoy walking to.  Whether it is the stockyard area or something else, there are lots of sights to see and a great layout for walking.  The real deal is that the kind of exercise that can provide benefits may be found in some very casual activities.

Older People Don't Have to Hang It Up

With the general mark that is often considered retirement age being 65, many individuals seem to resolve themselves that when they reach that age, it is time to stop being active.  Too many times, it is acceptable for them to become sedentary and do very little.  It may sound like fun to some, but there are other sayings that life begins at many of these older ages.  It is recommended that people 65 and older get at least two and one-half hours of moderate exercise per week.  That may help to protect against many health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, some cancers, and a few other things.  This is not all that much considering the fact that it can be done in small segments.  On the other side, it is believed that fewer than 20 percent of those who age get that amount of exercise.  

Are You in for the 30 Minute Per Week Program?

As much as people need a little more exercise, one study found that even 30 minutes per week of walking may help people to avoid depression.  For those who tend to get depressed and have no desire to do anything, this could pave the way for them to be motivated to increase this once they are more upbeat with a brighter outlook.

Find Your Niche and Do It

Turning something from a daily routine into an effective exercise program can be pretty simple.  I try to find ways to move around more with some of the basic things I do.  I try things such as parking at the edge of the parking lot when I go to the store or walking to the corner store to buy some small item.  It can add up faster than you may think.  Those five or 10 minutes of walking to some of these places can be all it takes.  Chances are you will feel much better in no time.  Try it and see how it works for you.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Fort Worth, Tex.

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