Did you know that getting older sucks, but it really doesn’t have to!!
I am talking in terms of health… and mind… but the thing is, is that you have to exercise… it is so important for your muscles to stay strong so they don’t start to get weaker and smaller.. it is not a fact that muscle turns to fat but if you aren’t using your muscle it make look like your fat is becoming bigger.. in actuality your muscles are less toned less firm and therefore your fat looks floppier as the muscle isn’t as taut to hold it more tightly in place.. if you know what I mean… please don’t get mixed up with the idea that muscle turns to fat.. .see this post …..
If you don’t use it you will lose it… so true when it comes to aging adults.. if you are not going to use your muscles you are going to lose the ability of it and it isn’t going to remain at its present size or strength… if you let it of ( not use it except for the occasional time slot to do one activity for a short period of time or just do something for a couple of weeks.. it isn’t going to remain strong and capable… You need to be doing something in terms of making it work and when I say work, you need to add resistance against it so that you feel it straining a bit .. if it isn’t any work at all to lift what you lift, then there isn’t going to be much gain…
People are worried about injury! That is when it is important to check out with a professional to help you get what you need. There are a lot of people out there who just pick up a book or a magazine or program off the shelf and think they know what they are doing, and hopefully they do. However what they do may not be what you need. That is where your homework in finding out what is best for you comes in.. That may be where many people aren’t willing to put in the time or hire the right person to check out how to do things safely and efficiently.
If you are going to start a training program you want to make sure you do it efficiently so that you help your body by being safe and efficient.. you don’t want an injury. Back to that idea, many people don’t exercise for their fear of injury.. I personally am more concerned about getting injured because my body is declining is ability.. Prevention is so much easier. And if you are strong and in good shape, then if you do get injured the recovery time is less also… So it is a double win!!
How many people do you know that slip and fall and break a bone… if they have been stronger and more flexible there would be a greater chance of them not getting the worst case situation out of the fall… Now of course it isn’t just about exercise.. although the strength part is HUGE… you need to eat a healthy diet too… Eating burgers and fries and potatoes and fried foods and no ( or very little)veggies, fruits, legumes lentils and nuts isn’t’ going to get you top notch results… Oh and a good supplement is great for you too as there is no one around that has the perfect diet with all the foods that have the ultimate nutrients in them to nourish the body the way our bodies need nourishment to combat all the ails of our modern day world…
So if you are going to age well and I mean with strength and prowess, you need to exercise… don’t avoid it because you are afraid you will get injured, but do it so you can prevent injury.. Prevent that decline that comes with “age”. Fight it!! Not to fight that you are getting older, but fight to stay strong and capable…
Oh, and I don’t mean to scare you off, but i have to tell you: I don’t mean just walk, or just do yoga… you have to work on all aspects of your body… Another thing, it isn’t always a muscle that is in duress, we have a body part called fascia and there is more info out there now a days that, that is a big part of what we have to do to keep ourselves feeling good too (have you ever got that stiff sore feeling that just doesn’t seem to help you move easily ~ and it really doesn’t feel like a muscle ache). Doing the same exercises over and over and over again is detrimental to that body organ too… ( stay tuned for the fascia function info ~~ coming soon)
So have you thought about injury and why you may choose not to exercise… Have you thought about what is going to happen to your body if yo continue to just do what you do? The sooner you get at it, the better off you will be!!