Thursday 17 April 2014
Tune your body
Our body is designed to move.
A complex scaffolding of muscles and bones allows us to achieve remarkable feats of coordination and balance.
Our sedentary lifestyles have made modern life much more comfortable, but our bodies have become sluggisch and lazy.
Regular exercise has multiple benefits.
It strengthens muscles and bones, keeps the joints flexible, reduces fat deposits, stimulates the brain, and reinforces the immune system to protect the entire body against diseases and the effects of aging on a long term basis.
Due to its many positive effects, regular exercise is the true fountain of youth.
Studies show that middle age people who have never exercised on a regular basis appear up to 20 years older physiologically than their active peers.
Exercise is fun, free and offers an array of benefits.
Some form of exercise like stretching, yoga and Pilates increase flexibility. Others, like weight training build healthy bones and joints and improve muscle strength. Aerobic exercise like brisk walking, jumping rope, running and dancing increase endurance by helping the heart work more efficiently.
Tune your body as you would a fine instrument and see how far it takes you.