Fitness and Health: Age Fitness Starts at Middle-Age
Fitness: Age has many rewards. The more rewards we will be able toenjoy, however, are determined by our fitness as we age.
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Fitness: Nine Steps for Healthy Aging
By JB Johnson and Joy Stevens
Fitness: The fitness for age begins atmiddle-age, however, not when we are retirement age. Now is the time to get fit for yourold age!
The role of fitness in health:
| How you will fare when you reach retirement age is up to you. Actually, how you fare will depend upon your health and fitness then, not now.
Yet, health and fitness does not start then, it starts now.
Fit and Aging:
There are certain things you must do now if you are going to be fit as you age.
1. Quit smoking.
2. Develop a personal exercise program combining aerobics and weight work. If you need it, hire a personal trainer to get you started.
3. Take charge of your brain. Make an active commitment to learning and growth. According to research on lifespan development: IF you continue to use your brain and develop your intellect and IF you remain socially connected and active, you can actually increase your IQ scores as you age.
4. Eat a low-fat, high-fiber diet. Plan a few days a week that include no animal products. Learn to live on fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes as much as possible.
5. Stay aware of the latest nutritional information. Don’t fall for fad diets. When something sounds too good to be true such as The Atkins’ Diet, it usually is. When something sounds too good to be true and it is too complicated for you to comprehend easily, such as Sears’ Zone Diet, be doubly wary.
6. Remember that the pharmaceutical industry makes money from selling drugs. Read, study, and form your own opinions about taking cholesterol, blood pressure, estrogen and other "old-age" medicines. Very few long-term studies are available to show the results of these medicines. The industry does extensive advertising to the medical profession pushing these drugs. The industry does excellent advertising and good PR work with the public in support of these drugs. Your doctor is not a genius. He/she can not possibly keep up with everything and most rely on the pharmaceutical industry for much of his/her information. It is your responsibility to read, study, and keep up with the truth for yourself.
7. Practice light to no drinking. Your liver will not last forever if you don’t.
8. Remain goal oriented. Regardless of your age, still set one, five, ten and twenty-year goals. Keep on growing!
9. Don’t become more conservative than ever. Age is an attitude. Conservative is an old, stuffy attitude that allows life to pass you by and makes you sound old and boring.
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