No one wants more harping about staying active, light on our feet.
From fastcompany.com: “If you sit too much, no amount of penance at the bench press will save you.”
At the same time, neither will restless leg syndrome. You’ve heard the saying ‘use it or lose it?’ Now it is ‘move it or lose it.’
Experts seem to suggest a death march lifestyle is the best, except the death part.
From livestrong.com: “Exercise plays an integral role in healthy aging, and seniors who remain active can boost their fitness levels even more to participate in extreme sports.”
No one suggests you audition for the latest Warren Miller snow movie, but you want to think ‘I could do that.’
Eat less, walk more.
Mayoclinic.com agrees with boomerpdx: “One reason foods appear to be a better choice than supplements is that foods contain an unmatchable array of antioxidant substances.”
Good food brings good health? Good news.
No need for the prodding and poking.
From the NY Times article: “The baby-boomer patient faced with a problem, even a sore knee, does not go silently into the good night,” said Dr. Riley Williams, an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. “That patient’s mind-set is that there must be something that can be done. And thanks to improved diagnostics and surgical advancements, often there is.”
Just move in a forward direction.
From webmd.com: “Fitness is absolutely the most powerful predictor of deaths from heart disease and other causes.”
BoomerPDX Lesson: If you can move around, make it interesting for yourself.
Better Boomer says, the difference between our generation and those before is we find new ways to do old things. So take a new walk.