Thursday, November 17, 2011

Try touching your toes lately!!

Ever watch a baby lying on his or her back take their toes and put them in their mouth. Now that's flexibility!!

That's how we all start but as the years pile up we begin to lose that ability to be so flexible. My experience is if one continues to do some form of stretching every day that flexibility diminishes at a much slower pace.

Simple stretching exercises can be done anywhere or anytime; when taking a brisk walk stop for a moment and touch your toes, when finishing a bike ride do a simple squat to help loosen your lower back, when waiting in a line reach for the sky with both arms up pulling upwards and you will feel the tension flow from your body. There are so many easy ways to stretch. So remember:

Keep it Simple, Consistent and Fun.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Exercise and the Brain

Can exercise make the brain more fit? We've known for years that exercise remodels muscles, making them more durable and fatigue-resistant. Without getting into all the details and academic explanations of the density of mitochondrial cells, etc. etc., instead let's talk about the end result.
Like muscles, many parts of the brain get a robust workout during exercise. "The brain has to work hard to keep the muscle moving" and all of the bodily systems in sync. Epidemiological studies show that long-term runners have a lower risk of neurological disease.

Isn't this enough to make you want to get up off the couch and take a brisk walk or run?

Keep it Simple, Consistent and Fun

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I treat myself like I would a 1936 ford!!

Carefully maintaining your health after you turn 50 is a must. No more, I'll take care of it next week, or you'll pay the price. You have to get into the habit of health just like getting into the habit of brushing your teeth, it's done everyday. Exercise is the single most ingredient of the habit of health.

The major health problems in the U.S. are chronic, long term illnesses in middle age or later. Cancer, heart disease, emphysema and liver cirrhosis cause nearly 85% of all deaths. About two thirds of these diseases can be prevented with a consistent routine of exercise, eating less and more healthy.

It's really as simple as that for most of us. You wouldn't let your 1936 Ford go without proper maintenance, now would you? I was born in 1936 year, so I know!

You need a plan for your good health which I look forward to sharing with you just how that can be accomplished when my website is finished in January 2012.

Keep it Simple, Consistent and Fun.