Aging is a part of life. None of us are getting any younger. However, many of aging’s negative effects can often be blamed more on inactivity than time.
According to OrthoInfo, less than 10 percent of Americans participate in regular exercise. The most sedentary group? Americans older than 50!
It is a discomforting fact, but a lot of the changes in our musculoskeletal system result more from disuse than from aging.
What can we do to slow the hands of time on our bodies? Here are a few suggestions:
- Stretch. This helps joint flexibility.
- Weight Training. This develops muscle mass and strength.
- Find an exercise program. Just 30 minutes a day can work wonders!
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