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December 14, 2015
It’s no secret that as we age, our bodies start to break down–including decreasing body alignment, muscle atrophy, weight gain, and more.
But it isn’t just the outside of our bodies that we should be concerned with, says Ray Margiano, CEO and founder of Foot Solutions and Balance Walking. Inactivity, as you age, has a big impact on your heart and other organs as well.
We recently checked in with Ray to learn why it’s so important that seniors stay fit. Here’s what he had to say:
I am 74 years young, and I am a workaholic by choice. I love what I do, I travel extensively, and I’ve noticed how much better I feel and look when I stay active. Now, it is a way of life.
Think prevention. Almost every major disease is caused or impacted by not staying active. Falling is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Staying active with programs like Balance Walking can substantially reduce your risks of falling or getting injured because of a fall. If you want to live a fuller, more active lifestyle, then you must do your part.
It hurts, I am too big, I look funny, I am tired all the time, etc. Yet, these are all the reasons why you should be moving and doing something you can do.
Obviously, if there is a health issue, you need to check with your doctor. Don’t push yourself. You must adjust your exercise routine to where you are today.
With Walking Balance, we deal with a full range of issues, from people walking around with a cane to serious runners. This is an easy process that can be adjusted to each person’s specific needs and abilities.
We have a website with overviews on how to balance walk and a number of coaches that do free introductory training. It is easy enough and simple to do in any place at any time. Just 15 minutes a day will give you noticeable results.
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