Welcome to my new series, “Tips for Caregivers, Near and Far.”
January 28, 2018
Tip #8 – You Don’t Move It, You Lose It
In the last tip, Tip #7 – You Are What You Eat, I made the point that we need to eat good food in order to fuel ourselves to take care of whatever and whomever we need to. Well, we also need to move our bodies in order to stay healthy, have energy, and to feel peaceful and, even joyful, while we take care of our responsibilities, no matter how big or small they may be.
In addition to slowing down the aging process of our bodies, increasing our strength and stamina, and helping with preventing illnesses due to obesity by aiding in weight loss, regular exercise improves mood and decreases the risk for stress-related illness. So, if you’re a caregiver, whether your loved-one lives in your home, down the street, or in another state, it’s important to make time to move your body so that you can be at your best for them and for yourself.
You can walk, dance, bike-ride, do yoga, or whatever you enjoy most to move your body. Common sense says to start slow and to gradually increase to more strenuous exercise and longer exercise periods, as you build strength and stamina. In addition, it’s important to have a complete medical examination before beginning any new exercise program. And be sure to meet with a trainer or teacher if you’re starting a new form of exercise to make sure that you’re doing it correctly, so that you don’t injure yourself. If you’re like me, you’ll find that the more you exercise, the more you miss it when you don’t make time for it.
See you at the gym!
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