In addition to my keep fit routines, I do take care of my diet and enjoy the company of friends, neighbours of all ages….. our diary is filled with visitors and outings, which in addition to our church activities and my choir participation, all add up to what the article below says about ‘remaining active with plenty of relationships’.
My daily routine starts with prayers and exercise before the day begins. As outlined in this poster by my daughter when I was 86 going on 68 (the words can be sung to the tune of ‘16 going on 17’)… I count my blessings each and every day. Praise the Lord.
I am happy to share some excerpts from an article by Steve Thompson on Keeping Fit in Your Eighties: The Octogenarian Fitness Club
…”Physical fitness is important as any age,” says Dr. Jonas Nisbet of Conroe, Texas.
…..According to Fitness magazine, senior citizens will experience far fewer broken bones if they are dedicated to maintaining an exercise regimen, and they will also be less susceptible to organ failure, disease and other health problems.
…In fact, experts recommend that senior citizens exercise as often as they feel comfortable, while maintaining a healthy diet and visiting their doctors regularly.
….Researchers have found that senior citizens who live reclusive lives are more likely to suffer from depression and illness than those who remain active with plenty of relationships.
….If 80+ individuals can find the time and the energy to exercise, just about anyone else can do the same.