Regular Exercise Is the Key to Good Health

It is a well-known fact that people are now living much longer lives and apart from the advancement of medicine this can be attributed to the wealth of knowledge and advice available for how to live a healthy lifestyle, and by following a few simple tips you too can help in extending your life and not only extending it but being able to enjoy it to the maximum as well.

There really is no point in living until you are in your 80’s when you have lost all your mobility and you are full of aches and pains, it is true you may have a few aches and pains but if you have maintained a healthy weight and eaten the right sort of food and avoided too much junk food together with limiting your intake of alcohol and of course not smoking or taking any form of illegal drugs then it is fair to say that you body will be quite healthy. That is not to say that you have to give up everything that is bad for you but that tastes good but as long as it is in moderation then it will be acceptable.

Regular Exercise Is the Key to Good Health
Regular Exercise Is the Key to Good Health
The other key point to a healthy old age and is of course vital to your health is exercise and whether it is swimming or jogging or even a long walk each day, providing that it is regular then you will give your heart the best chance to stay healthy, and more importantly you will keep yourself supple so that when you are indeed in your 80’s you will feel just as sprightly as you did 20 or 30 years before.Before you are thinking that you have to be at the gym 24 hours a day or become a health freak you must remember that  just a little but often exercise will do the trick and keep your bones and muscles healthy.

Exercise is also very good for your joints and especially for your back, walking will strengthen your lower back which is where a lot of people will have problems especially later on in life, of course we cannot help when diseases such as arthritis slow us down but again if you have a healthy diet throughout your life there are certain foods that can help slow down the process and at least keep you that little bit fitter and more able to cope if the likes of arthritis does take a hold.Your local health shop is a good source for finding vitamins and minerals that will give you an extra boost in warding off certain conditions and they do say that taken early enough in life then the benefits can be very good.

So if it is swimming, jogging, cycling or walking that you decide to take up just remember that carrying out exercise for a few weeks or even months will not be enough to guarantee you  pain free senior years but maintaining the exercise throughout your life regularly will give you an excellent chance. Exercise is another plus and depending on your age you may wish to discuss with your doctor, especially if you have had health problems, as to which exercise he would recommend that you do, there are so many types of exercise that people with lots of health problems can still undertake safely and providing you do not over exercise in the beginning and build up sensibly then the benefits and rewards will be fantastic.

As you can see, it is never too late to change your lifestyle and no matter what age you are, you will definitely feel and see the benefits of exercise and will more than likely add a few years on to your life.

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