5 Ways to Keep Your Body Young

This post is the third part of a six-part series including:

The 5 Components to Anti-Aging

Exercising the ‘Tude

5 Ways to Keep Your Body Young

Food is Medicine So Don’t be Lenient with Convenience 

3 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Toxins (AND Be  An Earthkeeper for Your Environment)

The Missing Link to Anti-Aging

To:


You Need:


1. Stay Heart-Healthy

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Aerobic Exercise (Cardio)

»Running/jogging

»Swimming

»Cycling

»Walking

2. Avoid Joint Replacements (Osteoarthritis)

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Aerobic Exercise

»Walking

»Swimming

 

Strength Training

»Cycling

»Yoga & Tai Chi (increases coordination and balance)

»Pilates

 

*If you have arthritis flare-ups, focus on low-impact exercise like yoga and tai chi.

3. Maintain Bone Density

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Weight-Bearing Exercise

»Work against gravity!

»Weight training

»Hiking

»Climbing stairs

»Tennis

»Dancing

4. Keep Muscles Toned

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Strength-Training Exercise

»Start off slowly and gently; sudden exercise after inactivity can cause scarring and inflammation of the muscles

5. Maintain Balance

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Balancing Exercise

»As we age, we can begin to have issues with balancing correctly, so it’s important to perform activities that keep us practicing maintaining our balance. Use a chair, if necessary.

»Yoga & Tai Chi


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