Midlife moving!


Researchers found that activity levels among adults ages 38 to 50 tend to drop by an average of a half hour a day over the course of a decade. Unfortunately, that half hour is typically replaced with something sedentary. But here’s the flip side: Mid-life is a fantastic time to start moving and thereby up your chances of good health for years to come. Think about where your movement opportunities lie, and build as much activity as you can into your routine. Can you walk or bike to work or to the grocery store? If you have young children, can you walk them to school or activities instead of driving? How about setting aside weekend or evening time for strolls, hikes, or tennis games with a friend? You may be tired of hearing advice to take the stairs instead of the elevator, but daily habits like that can make a difference over time. Formal exercise, neighborhood strolls and yard work. It’s all good medicine.

Source: Ten-Year Changes in Accelerometer-Based Physical Activity and Sedentary Time During Midlife: The CARDIA Study

”Walking is the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.” Carrie Latet

Posted on December 14, 2018 and filed under fitness.