Week 6 results are in! Garden Bois is leading the effort with 886 minutes of working to stay healthy.
Click here for a better picture of the effort! Random Drawing Individual Winner: Dr. Lynn Brown!
A recent study suggests that certain exercises -- like riding a stationary bicycle -- slow cell decline that can happen as you age. In other words, it’s never too late to reap the benefits of exercise. No matter how old you are, how inactive, or how out of shape you have been for however long, exercise can provide lots of help for lots of things.
Being physically active doesn’t necessarily mean pushing around big weights at the gym or going for a 10-mile run. Do things that you enjoy and that will keep you at it. You could work in the yard, walk with friends, work in the garden (lifting and bending are great for flexibility and strength), or take a bike ride. Mix things up every so often, too, so you don’t get bored.
When you think about all the benefits of regular physical activity, and the minimum time required (150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity), the answer is clear: If you want to stay healthy, you can find the time.
You can come up with a million reasons for not being physically active. Some might even be valid. But know this: Stillness is bad. Regular exercise, especially among older adults, is critical to good health.
For a fun activity, take this challenge from Healthy Familiies in British Columbia, Canada.