Avoid Searching for the Best Parking to Boost Health
By Tom Herrin
Finding a way to get more exercise is not always about signing up for the next workout program. It can be much simpler than that. Many people are faced with a common problem today in that they look for the most convenient way to do something. Oh sure, saving time is important in many cases, but there are times when saving that time may come at a cost to health. Skipping all of the things that may add extra physical effort can mean that people end up getting no real exercise. While many of the programs designed to take care of that are good, people should not have to get involved in something canned or elaborate in order to get simple activity.
Age Does Not Qualify Anyone for Inactivity
Even though people may feel that once they reach a certain age, they owe it to themselves to slow down, it does not mean stop. Maintaining simple activity is not really that difficult. It has been said that adults 65 and older may be able to manage blood pressure, prevent heart disease and some cancers, and do a few other good things for health, with only about 2 1/2 hours per week of moderate exercise. That is only a few minutes per day. The sad thing is that it is believed that fewer than 20 percent of the individuals that fall into that group gets that amount.
It Is Possible to Overdo It
Even though many people may not realize it, efforts to get into shape can go too far. According to a study in The Lancet Psychiatry, people who exercised more exercised more than six hours per week experienced more stress or depression than those who exercised two to six hours per week. This is a good case for focusing on the small but steady course of action. This may indicate that the key is to simply quit cutting those corners and let the everyday activities be the standard.
Evaluate What You Do Daily
Most of us have some kinds of things we do just about everyday, or almost that. We go to the market, go to school or work, and do various other things that are somewhat second nature. Finding ways to make a few more steps when we do them may be all it takes. I try to do things such as park at the outer edge of a parking lot when I go to a store or walk someplace that I normally drive that is only a fairly short distance from home. Rather than spend time driving around searching for that good parking space, let someone else have it and take those extra few steps each day.
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