Stay In Shape
Plan Your New Years Resolutions Now
You may not be aware, but your health as you age is something you can control.
Whether you’re a new mom, in mid-life, or a Baby Boomer, there are several things that healthy people have in common, and they’re things that you can include in your life.
You don’t have to feel like you’re at the mercy of your life or your genes; you just have to take a little time to treat yourself correctly, and you’ll experience much better health as you get older. Here’s a look at a few things you can do to improve your chances of staying healthy and living longer.
Maintain A Healthy Weight
For most of us, this means paying attention to our weight and keeping it in a normal range. It’s hard to do, especially after having a baby, or for each year you celebrate a birthday. It’s statistically better to be a little bit heavier than it is to diet and regain that weight. That doesn’t mean you should feel okay about carrying a lot of fat – it’s hard on your joints and can contribute to some health problems. But a weight where you feel healthy and energized is more important than a number on a scale.
Try to exercise half an hour a day, as many days out of the week as you can. The more you exercise, the better off you’ll be. I’ve recently looked into treating myself to a new pair of Sketchers Shape Up Shoes to motivate myself!
Weight lifting can be particularly beneficial for women, because it can prevent osteoporosis by building bone density. Don’t worry about bulking up – it’s almost impossible without hormone and protein supplements. Do something you enjoy, and exercise won’t be a chore. You’ll stay more mobile for a longer time, and feel a lot better. People who are physically fit also suffer fewer debilitating injuries and heal up faster.
If you aren’t ready to implement these plans now, try to make it a New Year’s Resolution this year.
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