Why work hard to make money and die young? Why work long hours only to grow old and be so feeble you cannot enjoy the fruits of your labour? Here are 3 Methods for Staying in Shape and hopefully live longer, live better and enjoy life more.
CAUTION: Check with a doctor before starting any exercise regimen!
Method #1: Stretch. Most old people lose their flexibility, limiting their spectrum of activities. These three simple stretches, a few times a day can keep you flexible. (Yoga is a wonderful stretching activity)
Method #2: Strength. What we do not use, we loose. Strengthen all key muscle groups 2 times a week to exhaustion. Good, simple exercises include:
Method #3: Aerobics. Give your lungs and heart a great workout 3 to 5 times a week. If you are doing the leg work just mentioned under strength, you are accomplishing 2 things at once. Rowing machines, playing basketball, netball, water polo, handball, racquet ball or other sports also gives you an aerobic workout.
Exercise can be a funny thing.
A man and wife were avid joggers but seldom ran together because they ran at different speeds. One day she started out before he did. Two kilometres later, he overtook her and said in his best Humphrey Bogart voice, `Where are you going, sweetheart?`
Without missing a stride, she replied, `Your pace or mine?`
Michael A. Podolinsky CSP (Certified Speaking Professional)