If any of the above excuses sound like something you`d say when approached about being physically active then you are one of many people who feel the same way. However all of the above excuses are just that, excuses.
In 2011, the percentage of individuals who were ages 46 to 70 years of age was approximately 33 percent of the population in Canada (http://www.statcan.gc.ca/). That is a third of our population that still has a minimum of 20 more years to live. So I ask you this, if you are in that category, why would you let those 20 years and your independence go to waste by not keeping physically active?
What do I mean by physically active? The definition of physical activity is as follows: Any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscle that requires energy expenditure. While we are here we might as well define exercise as well. Exercise is defined as: activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness.
So with that in mind, here are some benefits of physical activity and exercise that will help to turn those excuses on their heads.
Do not let fear or your age stop you from living your life to the fullest, and being able to live it to the ripe age of 101 completely independent. It is a simple step that can make a huge beneficial change in your life and your overall health.
-By Cortney Taylor
As the owner of GetFit, she carries a vast array of interests from sports and athletics, Olympic lifting, to kickboxing. Each year she attends seminars, conferences and takes courses to keep up-to-date with current research and techniques in the field of health and fitness and this year she is planning on doing her first sprint triathlon. Being healthy and staying active is a lifestyle choice. “Health and fitness is an investment in oneself. It is my goal to help clients become fit in a healthy, fun, natural way.”Read trainer bio
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