Physical activity is one of the best ways to boost your health as you age. It helps strengthen your muscles and bones and keeps your body moving. If you hate to work out you could start by just walking every day and work up to working out. The key is to keep your body moving daily. Just walking 20 minutes a day reduces the risk of death by as much as 30%. One study who followed 334,000 men and women over 12 years concluded that those who burned 90 to 110 calories a day by exercising had a lower risk of premature death. It just goes to show how much of an impact exercise has to do with health and longevity.
Your body’s immune system is boosted with exercise and it also helps to improve energy, mental function, your bones and muscles are strengthened, reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes, and the risk of some chronic diseases. So take the time to get your body moving. If you can’t motivate yourself try hiring a personal trainer. With the help of a personal trainer, you have a workout program designed especially for you and someone to push you along in your quest to be fit.
It’s time to start regular physical activity. All it takes is 30 minutes a day 5 days of the week. Just make it a habit. Get up earlier, work out on your lunch hour or before dinner. Just do it!