Moderate exercise could be your ticket to success with health after 60. Somewhere between being a couch potato and a fitness fanatic is apparently the sweet spot.
A recent longtitudinal study of 660,000 people from ages 21-98 has given rise to recommendations to do 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week.
I’m glad to hear that because, as a leading-edge baby boomer, I’ve been exercising like I’m in training for the Olympics and my body is revolting. To be sure, I’ve been on the road to hip and knee surgery with my newly-found hobby of physical fitness.
And now I know I can swim, cycle, Zumba, lift weights and walk…but I don’t have to do it all on the same day every day. What a relief! Now, maybe my hip and leg pain will subside.
I’m wondering what you think about this? Have you been suffering from the unintended consequences of trying to stay in shape? Or have you been sitting it out watching YouTube or Netflicks videos?
Want to comment/ “weigh in” below? Pun intended.
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