Aging is inevitable. All people eventually become old - it’s the cycle of life. But not all people reach this stage of life due for various reasons.
Researchers have found the secret to long life, and the good news is that is that it doesn’t involved demanding workouts or expensive gym memberships. All it takes is doing regular activities such as gardening and home repairs to avoid being sedentary.
The Research Shows
The 12-year study involving over 4200 participants showed that the risk of heart attack and strokes were reduced by 27% in people who maintained regular activities, even as simple as performing daily household chores such as gardening or repairs.
The study were participated by 60 year old people, but we can assume that the results can also apply to all of us as we get on in years.
The findings also remind us that there are various and simple daily movements and exercises that we can do to keep us physically active and at the same time allow us to remain proud owners of a nice home, create a sense of community with neighbours and help us maintain thriving gardens and courtyards.
Need any more encouragement? You can reduce the risk of 30% simply by laying a tile or two. So if you feel like your aging bones are no longer fit for leotards or exercise shorts, think about the various daily incidental movements that you can perform right inside or immediately outside your home.
Here’s What You Can Do
Don’t pressure yourself to exercise and sweat hard, instead achieve a healthy heart and long life by doing any or all of these things:
Establish a good relationship with your neighbours by offering your gardening or home-repairing skills. Make things more interesting by inviting your neighbour to join you in your gardening, daily walks or other simple non-sedentary incidental activities. You can improve your cardiovascular health whilst building connection with your neighbours and community.
Happy long living and home improving along the way!
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helps over 55's who are afraid of not having enough money for their retirement. She does this by selling their family home for a premium price using her proven marketing plans. Often her clients end up with more money than they expected allowing them to buy a new car or go on a dream holiday.