I was reminded of the incredible health benefits of exercise again when I recently read about a British study on the activity level of retired people.
The study showed astonishing declines in physical activity of the subjects compared to their working years.
This of course runs counter to their plans to become MORE ACTIVE once retirement affords them MORE FREE TIME.
The health benefits of exercise they may have enjoyed previously get lost rapidly with the adoption of a more sedentary lifestyle, according to the published study.
But you know, nothing has changed since you were younger, dear senior.
From keeping you strong and flexible to boosting your mood and energy to improving your sex life, exercise is still as important as it ever was.
There are so many reasons for not letting your physical activity slide after saying good-bye to work life.
Never stop learning. It's absolutely vital.
Senior exercise keeps away, or postpones, the development of disabilities.
A welcomed reduction in medical bills results from all this as well.
Yes, as we get older, self-esteem and body image remain important.
Oh, did you know that even your eyes benefit from exercise?
A recent study showed that regular exercise may be linked to a lower risk of developing glaucoma.
And, since we're talking about unexpected benefits of exercise, here's another study published in 2013…
You get to celebrate more birthdays!
Just 15 minutes of moderate physical activity can extend your life by three years.
And finally, you know there is one more thing that ties in perfectly with all the health benefits of exercise…
It's the benefits of enjoying your retired years even more with adopting a whole food, plant-based diet.
The combination of the health-promoting benefits of exercise and a disease-fighting plant-strong diet simply can't be beat.
Simple and easy.
Assuring vitality and longevity for yourself can be just that.
P.S. In general, aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise every day.
For more specific fitness goals, you may want to exercise more vigorously.
Ask me your questions here.
See your doctor before starting a new exercise program. Regardless of your status of fitness or chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and others, I recommend this to all older adults.
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