Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Exercise time is anytime!!

No excuses, we can exercise anytime anyplace and let me show you how I do it. First of all you've got to get off the couch or out from behind your computer for a brief time everyday. Then day or night, "just go out the door."

Start with a brisk walk, a jog, or a bike ride for at least 15 minutes. If that's all the time you have that's OK, but my experience is once I started some form of exercise it will go beyond 15 minutes. Once you get back do some pushups and a little stretching and you'll feel the difference it makes in the rest of
your day.

This routine can and should be done twice a day but in the beginning do as much as feels comfortable then increase it a little each week. The most important thing to remember is:

Keep it Simple, Consistent and Fun.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Aging is not for the weak..literally!!

As we age all systems begin to slow down in our bodies. We don't move as fast were not as strong nor do we think as fast and for some of us our hair stops growing. Not much we can do about it but we can most assuredly slow the process down (not the hair), and here is how.

Everyday walks or jogs for 3/4 hour, strength training at least three times a week, stretch everyday for fifteen minutes, get hours eight sleep every night and reduce the amount of food you eat compared to when you were thirty.

My experience as a 75 year old who does all the above still has the ability to do things I did when I was much younger, not with the same vigor or strength but suitable for my age. There is no reason to become frail as you age just make exercise a top priority in your life. It's totally in your control all you have to do is do it!!

Keep it Simple, Consistent and Fun.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

My opinion of the single best exercise.

The one single best exercise that activates the biggest muscles, those in the buttocks, back and legs, are 'squats'. Squats also have a real strong aerobic component to them making the heart work harder and faster. Having said that all exercises are good, some are just better suited for different individuals, it's a choice.

 It's a very simple exercise, just fold your arms across your chest, bend your knees and lower your body until your thighs are about parallel to the floor. If you've never done these before then start slowly squatting only half way down until you develop a rhythm. My experience is that the first squat or two are the most difficult, so don't get discouraged they get easier as you go.

Keep it Simple, Consistent and Fun.