Why is this important?
Well, besides continuing inch loss and feeling great, there are more practical benefits.
Remember when you were growing fast around ages 12-14 and became very uncoordinated? You lost awareness of where your body was in space because everything was growing so quickly! The same thing happens as we age–only it’s because we get less and less active. Muscles atrophy, nerve transmissions get slower, and again, we lose our awareness of “where we are in space”, leading to stumbles and falls.
Berei Brandenstein is a jewel and a sweetheart! At 85 years young, she’s been with Teresa for 12 years now. We all like to say, “I want to be like Berei when I grow up!” 🙂
Berei is a beautiful example of what aging gracefully is. And she’s not taking it “lying down”, either! She is the star of the new Senior Fit workout, due out this fall, and she credits Senior Fit with saving her life! Last winter, due to complications from some medication, she ended up having a heart attack while at the hospital. We are extremely grateful she was at the right place at the right time and that she is okay! But the amazing part of her story is, when she was tested to see how her veins were, she was told something any one of us would like to hear–but for a then 84 year old woman, these words had to be sweet music to her ears:
“You have the veins of a 40 year old!”
Can you imagine?! Being 84-going-on-85 and being told your veins are as healthy as someone young enough to be your grandchild?!
That is why you need to keep moving! Keep learning. Keep taking good care of yourself. Having the “retirement” mentality with your health and stamina is not a good thing!
Everyone can start somewhere. It might be just a few moves. Adding one good thing to your eating. Taking care of yourself is not a selfish thing, because if you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be able to do as much with those you love. And if you continue to let your health slide, you will need someone to take care of you. How many times have you heard people say, “I don’t want to be a burden to my kids”, yet they make no positive changes in their lifestyle?
Staying active is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself–and others. Berei has said that she’s caught herself from falling more than once–that is a great gift when most women her age are falling and breaking hips! Even those of us half her age can benefit from not tripping over our own two feet!
Just as physical activity helps pre-teens and teens to go through the fast-growing stage with more grace, it will do the same for the other end of the spectrum as we age.
Forget the rocking chair and get walking, hiking, swimming–and T-Tapping! 😉
You can read Berei’s testimonial HERE!
(And having seen Berei over the past 3 years, she is continuing to age gracefully and beautifully!)
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