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Start Exercising

Start Exercising

It's never too early - or too late - to get active and improve your health and cut your risk of disease by being active. Exercise is slowing aging process, promotes healthy muscle mass, improves balance and quality of life and extend independent living for seniors.

Exercise and many other activities, including housework, can yield significant protection against disease and improve your health. Getting active, and that can mean starting to walk regularly, doing moderate aerobic activity, treadmill walking, gardening, or just doing house work several times a week will keep you fit and protect you from disease.

There are many benefits of an exercise program: lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, lower blood sugar levels, increased energy and oxygen levels, better sleep, lower risk to develop cancer, lower stress levels, and better ability to cope with the viruses. Some other diseases and conditions that exercise may help prevent are: osteoporosis, sarcopenia, neurological problems, arthritis, and back pain. So, get of the couch and start moving.

Setting an exercise schedule is important to keep you on track with your exercise goals. Mark down days and time you plan to exercise and make them a priority for your health. Invite friends to walk, jog or do some other exercise with you on regular basis and make that exercise something you will truly look forward to doing.

Regular physical activity is fun, healthy and safe for almost everyone. If you didn't exercise for long time, start slowly and make sure your workout is not contraindicated with your health condition.

To reap the most benefits from exercise, aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate activity five times a week. Keep in mind that when you start exercising, your body reacts and you breathe harder, your heart beat faster and you start sweating. These are just normal responses. But if you experience some abnormal symptoms like: chest pain, heaviness in your chest, persistent palpitation, pain in your arm, uneven heartbeat, extreme breathlessness or inability to catch breath, wheezing, nausea, fatigue, lightheadedness or some other pain, stop exercise and seek medical attention immediately.


Athletic shoes with replaceable midsole offer great options to choose between soft, medium or firm cushioning in the heel. Replaceable midsoles can help prevent your foot to roll into athletic shoes too much, and may save you money on athletic shoes, because the midsoles are usually the first part of the shoes to break down.

Before investing in new midsole, pay attention to the other parts of your athletic shoes, because they may start wearing out and cause pain in your hip, knee pain or some other foot pain.

As a general rule, replace your athletic shoes every 450 to 500 miles or when you don't feel comfortable.

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