People always say “You’re only as old as you feel.” Well, it turns out to be true. Science has proven that staying active keeps your body younger, no matter what it says on your birth cert! Half-an-hour each day is all it takes to turn back the clock. Activities like going for a walk, doing the hovering or playing round of pitch and putt can make all the difference. Activity stops you from getting stiff. It keeps away colds and infections and diabetes. It keeps you sharp. And, best of all, it cheers you up and gives you energy!
You can get active at any age. Start off with a 10-minute activity like this:
- Walk back from the local shop as if you are in a hurry
- Throw and catch a ball
- Go up and down the stairs or steps a few times
Build on this until you are getting half-an-hour of health-enhancing physical activity each day. Make these activities part of your day and soon you won’t even notice you are doing them. But you will notice how much better you feel
Taken from the Irish Pensioners Handbook
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