Getting older sometimes sneaks up on you and suddenly there you are and in part one needs to be very thankful for making it as far as you are in your journey in life, but some how doing what we used to do gets that much harder for some over fifty.
Some things one can do to enhance your bet self both mentally and physically is to keep your energy flowing and moving. Keeping moving in one way or another can reduce the process of what we know or call “aging” in both body and mind.
Increasing your movement increases your stamina and confidence in your ability to take care of yourself thus increasing your freedom. Improving your balance through repetitive motions that many sport, dance, or yoga offer helps with right left /brain hemisphere balancing to reduce stress and it will also help you be more flexible as well as keeping your metabolism active.
The idea is movement helps keep your body’s internal functioning moving better and keeps your mind and memory sharper. Movement can help prevent falls, accidents, improve digestion, improve sleep, it reduces the chance of cancer and high blood pressure and may prevent stiffness and many aches and pains that seem to sneak up on us. Over all the idea of keeping your body in the movement to feel better is not new, nor is it ever too late to start moving. .
A good reminder to motivate your self can be to remember one of Newton’s law of physics,….
“A body in motion stays in motion.”