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How to Live a Healthy Lifestyle At Any Age

by on September 5th, 2008
How to Live a Healthy Lifestyle At Any Age


No matter how old you are or what your state of health is, you should try and stay as active as possible. Exercising on a regular basis will help you stay healthy throughout your life. You don’t have to do a complicated workout; even doing moderate exercise of any kind for about 30 minutes a day can do wonders for your health – not just physically, but mentally as well.

Keep reading if you want to learn how exercise helps at every stage of life and why it’s crucial to maintain a regular form of exercise.

  • Infancy
    It may sound silly to talk about exercise for infants but along with all the other things parents do for babies (feeding, diapering, playing with them), exercising the babies’ muscles is also important. This will lead to strong muscles as babies grow. It is as easy as gently moving their arms and legs all around.
  • Toddlers
    Toddlers are always on the go so you may not think that they need to exercise but they do. It is a great opportunity to teach them the benefits of exercise at an early age so they can continue this good habit throughout their life.It is as easy as playing at the park and running around outside with them. Encourage your toddler to do more than watch TV or play on the computer. Toddlers love walks in the park, walking through a garden or the zoo, and playing on the playground. All these activities can be turned into educational activities as well.
  • Late Childhood (5 to 12 years)
    This is an important time to start teaching children about proper nutrition and the importance of exercise. Children are becoming more independent; they’re choosing their own foods and activities to some extent. You want your children started on the path to a healthy life by encouraging them to make good choices. Children at this age usually enjoy sports like soccer and riding their bikes, both of which are good forms of exercise.
  • Teenagers
  • Teenagers are generally free to make their own choices about the food they eat and their activities. If you have taught your teenager well, he or she should be able to make good choices, including choosing a nutritious diet and choosing to get plenty of exercise.

If your teenager doesn’t have these skills, you may need to work with your teen to develop the skills. You can develop these skills by encouraging your teenager to spend less time watching TV, playing video games or on the computer and more time exercising.

  • There are many physical activities teenagers can do to improve their health. Also encourage your teenager to make good food choices as well and help him or her learn to avoid fattening foods so he or she can carry these skills into adulthood.
  • Adults
    The increasing rate of adult obesity is alarming. There are thousands and thousands of people who are looking for the perfect weight loss product or plan. Dieting alone isn’t going to solve the problem of obesity. You have to add exercise. Obesity can be prevented if adults stick to a diet of fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods and get a little exercise every day.
  • Senior Citizens
    A lot of people don’t think about how important exercise is for the elderly. Awareness is growing, though, and senior citizens are getting active. They are starting to figure out the importance of leading an active life in order to stay healthy and strong and live a long and happy life.Many seniors are realizing that just because you are getting older does not mean they should slow down! It is never to late to start exercising. Just get up off that couch and go for a walk or play a game of golf with friends. You have many activities to choose from!

The Future

No matter how old you are, you need to start thinking about your health and how much exercise you are getting. As little as a half an hour of physical activity a day can help you stay healthy and avoid injury and disease. This is a small change you can make that will have a big impact on your life and your health.

If you eat a healthy diet and avoid junk food, you are going to be amazed at how good you feel and look. You may even be able to reduce or stop taking medications for some of your health problems. Your body will be in the best shape possible if you combine proper nutrition and regular exercise.

Get your whole family involved in exercise – your spouse, children, parents, grandchildren – and have fun doing it. If you do this together, you are more likely to succeed.

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About the Author: Ronnie Nijmeh is an accomplished author, speaker and coach. He has been a featured expert on national television, radio, and print. Ronnie is the president and founder of ACQYR, an inspirational resource with free wallpaper downloads, affirmations, inspirational articles and much more. For interview requests or inquiries, call 1-877-438-3048 x. 3.

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