You should balance your exercise and other
activities with the proper amount of rest and relaxation.
Some of the leading experts in the field of aging now believe
regular exercise along with the proper amount of rest
may actually add years to your life. Results from a number
of tests indicate that speed and muscular strength of many
of the elderly can be extended.
In fact, moderate but regular exercise (which includes deep
breathing) may even help serious medical conditions such as
and other circulatory or lung disease. If you suffer from diseases
such as emphysema
and bronchitis, then breathing exercises can sometimes help
improve lung function.
Leading health-care authorities
and experts including the health
and human services dept. agree new health data is going
to shatter many of the myths about health, aging and physical
performance. The conclusion now is that the performance and
ability of the elderly has long been underestimated, diet,
proper sleep and exercise along with rest and relaxation all
lead to a lifetime of good health and are all important factors
in preserving our bodies and greater longevity.
Laughter is one of the best things for your mental and physical
state. People are naturally attracted to someone who has a
good sense of humor. You can develop a good outlook and a
good sense of humor by associating with and surrounding yourself
with pleasant happy people.
Recognize that stress can be a killer. A life filled with stress
can really wreak havoc on your body causing or contributing
to a number of serious illnesses, such as heart attacks, strokes,
heart disease, gastric problems, sex issues and sexual disorders,
ulcers, angina, irritable colon,
diabetic neuropathy, high blood pressure, headaches and
also weight gain!
There are different types of stress such as mental, emotional
and physical. Emotional stress seems to take the greatest
toll on everyone. All stress is not bad; in fact, life would
not be very interesting if it were not met with challenges.
However, too much stress, too often with no effective and
appropriate outlet, does not allow the body and soul to recuperate.
You might review a typical week to see if you can identify
things that might be making you anxious or causing you stress.
Once identified, stressors can be attacked and eliminated.
Are you a worrier? Chronic worriers don't have more serious
problems than others - they just think they do. Many worriers
try to cope by trying not to think about their problems, but
this just makes things worse. Doctors say that chronic worriers
feel less anxious if they actually spend a half-hour a day
thinking specifically about their problems.
Get plenty of exercise for good health. People who are physically
fit look good and feel good. A good exercise regimen will
lengthen your life. It's important to consult with a medical
doctor before embarking on exercise programs and for good
health advice. Improve your appearance, build self-confidence
and help defray the ongoing aging process.
Remember, you need to do something physical every day. If
you don't use your muscles and joints, they will tend to tighten
up with aging, develop potentially crippling arthritis, and
create the stooped, bent and worn out appearance we so often
associate with older age. Failure to perform regular physical
exercise and lack of healthy eating will almost always also
assure your eventual need for a good
health insurance card to assist you in paying high anticipated
Medical research has provided considerable doctors
evidence clearly indicates folks with arthritis experience less
pain if they continue to keep their joints flexible. As people get older, their bones tend to get brittle which is why it's common for senior citizens to break bones, especially broken hips from taking a fall.
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