Monday, August 9, 2010

10 reasons to stay fit as you age

1. It increases bone density and limits osteoporosis.
2. It helps you stay independent.
3. It increases metabolism.
4. It reduces your risk for falls.
5. It makes you more flexible.
6. It's a reason to be sociable.
7. It improves your mood.
8, 9 and 10. It helps your entire body.
It improves the way your lungs work, helps prevent and control diabetes and is good for your heart. "There is not a single system in the body that is not positively affected by exercise," Dr. Bryant says. All of the body's systems deteriorate with age. "We used to think that was a function of aging," he says. "But as much as 50 percent of it can be attributed to a lack of physical activity. Exercise will alter that. It will slow the breakdown. In some cases it can even reverse it." Being active will help you live well.
4 types of exercise:
Endurance, strength, balance and stretching.
Yoga will do at least 3 of the four but if you do power yoga, it will do all four. Visit for your chance to become fit!

"To feel 'fit as a fiddle', you must tone down your middle."
Author Unknown

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