The March 2, 2010 NY Times Science Digest had a couple good articles in it for walkers. Here's a synopsis of the second one. If you want to read the whole thing, google that issue of the paper. The article "Even More Reasons to Get a Move On" is on Page D7, written by regular columnist Jane E. Brody.
This article speaks to the important and measurable positive effects that movement have on people as they age. Beginning exercise at ANY AGE gains improvements in health and well being for all participants. Most of the people discussed in this article are in their 80's. We'll all get there if we keep moving - but who wants to get there without quality of life? Not me.
Jane Brody writes, 'At the risk of sounding like a broken record, a new series of studies prompts me to again review the myriad benefits to body, mind and longevity of regular physical activity for people of all ages." There! It's in print, so it must be true!
Specifics are discussed (as we ALL know that just because it's in print doesn't mean it's true). Higher levels of physical activity have a beneficial effect on numerous conditions such as osteoarthritis, osteopenia and osteoporosis and bone fractures, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, cancer, diabetes, and obesity. More important, 'exercise produces "a significantly reduced risk of cognitive impairment..." for those who were 55 or older when the study began. This effect crosses gender and race boundaries, too. No losers here!
More specifics soon. Stay tuned. Gotta go dance!
Remember my 100% GUARANTEE. Should you decide to stop walking and resume your old habits, I personally guarantee that you'll get back 100% of your former life - your pain, your lifestyle, your attitude.
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